Automate your finances and save time and money

10 Ways to Automate your Finances — And Save Time and Money

This is a guest post written by Melissa Glidden for givingassistant.org.   Working toward financial freedom doesn’t have to be stressful. We’re now living in an age, where technology can help make managing money quick and easy. Just pick up any smart device or browse the web and you can connect with hundreds of apps or websites […]

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I Guest Posted: Career vs Side Hustle – Rockstar Finance

Every so often, I have the privilege of guest posting or undertaking an interview on another Personal Finance site.    A while back, I wrote a guest post for Rockstar Finance’s Money Match-up series. These posts are where two Personal Finance bloggers argue opposite sides of a topic.   Below are a few snippets from this […]

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New Year Resolutions 2019

New Year Resolutions 2019

The new year tends to inspire a renewed motivation within us to be proactive and take control of our lives. So many of us make a new year resolution with the greatest intentions. Sometimes we achieve these goals. Sometimes we get to the end of the year and forget what it was we said we’d […]

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Successes and failures on our financial freedom journey thus far

Our Top 5 Money Successes and Failures of 2018

As 2019 is fast approaching, now is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year that was.   2018 was a great year for kicking financial goals. As you’ll see below, we made some great strides forward on our financial freedom journey.   However, as you’ll also see, we are still flawed consumers and have […]

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A Firm Grasp on Your Personal Finances: 8 Clever Tricks to Keep Your Spending in Check

Nothing justifies the statement ‘easier said than done’ more than saving money. At the beginning of the month, you outline how wisely you want to spend your income – but, in the end, you realise that you spent way more than you had planned.   Overspending is a habit that inhibits the saving efforts of […]

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Share The Dignity This Christmas

It is well known that helping others generally increases our own well being. However, did you know that this belief is backed up by research?   In a study published in Nature Communications, it was demonstrated that acts of altruism, such as giving money or items of use to those in need, makes us happier […]

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Beer O’Clock Brewing Sessions: Interview No. 4 with Clint from NextGen Wealth

Welcome to the Beer O’Clock Brewing Sessions interview series. This series is designed to provide insight into the world of home brewing for beer loving frugal folk who want to save their pennies, but aren’t willing to give up beer to achieve financial freedom!   The fourth interview in the series is with Clint from […]

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How To Protect Yourself From Online Fraud This Christmas

The Christmas holiday period is the biggest retail shopping event of the year. As a result, fraudsters try to sneakily scam us all of our hard earned cash over this period. Here’s 5 ways you can protect yourself from online fraud this Christmas.   Only shop online using secure HTTP (HTTPS) Hyper Text Transfer Protocol […]

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The Flawed Consumer, Australian Personal Finance Blog, is changing

The Flawed Consumer Is Changing…

It has now been 18 months since I started The Flawed Consumer. When I started, it was my intention to share my journey to Financial Freedom in the hope of both teaching and learning from others.   Part of my reasoning behind this was that after I had my financial epiphany around my 30th birthday, […]

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IRE: career is a social construct

Why we seek FIRE: Career Is Merely A Social Construct

Up until I discovered the Financial Independence/Retire Early (FIRE) movement, I had never really thought much about why we spend so much of our lives focused on career. I had just accepted it as an inevitable part of life.   However, over the last 12 months, I’ve thought a lot about what I really want […]

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