20 Sep 2018

Raiz Invest (formerly known as Acorns Australia).

Today was my off day. I have had a tiring day, spent just cleaning out the house.

My neighbour-church friend, Elaine came over to my house to help me do an unexpected spring cleaning of the entire kitchen and sitting hall.

We pulled out the rotty - smell- dirty yellow carpet that has been scratched clean-into pieces by the kittens, cleared out all the expired sauces-bottles- practically every thing that looks like it was getting moldy and chucked it into black garbage bags and tied it up.

Then we headed off to Kmart nearby at Tarneit Central and bought some new display boxes to put the still edible and unopened packets of foods (and so the cats and bugs won't get to them in summer). LOL.

Unexpectedly, all of a sudden, she asked me this question, "are you investing in stocks?"..

I sheepishly answered "yes.. I'm just a beginner".

17 Sep 2018

Curtis Carroll: How I learned to read, and trade stocks -- in prison

I was randomly watching a video on Youtube, when I came across this video.

Curtis Carroll is an inmate at the San Quentin prison. He is serving a 54 year sentence for a crime he committed at 17.

He taught himself to read in prison, and was given the nickname "Wall Street" by inmates. He now tutors his inmates to be financial literate and to trade in the stock market all from within the prison walls.

This is his story.

16 Sep 2018

How to get out of debt

Ok, I am sure you clicked on this post because you were curious about how to reduce your debt, didn't you?

In the past one month since I picked up Pape's book, The Barefoot Investor, I have followed up on that information by searching on Google, reading up, and watching videos after videos on Youtube on how people saved their dollars, prepare their budgets, and up their income. 

The Barefoot Investor was like an epiphany! 

It was all about renewing the mind, being prepared to do things in a more economically effective way. It started me on a journey to look at how I was using my money, and how I was spending my money without a proper budget. 

22 Aug 2018

Reads : The Barefoot Investor

I recently picked up this book when I was having a stop over at my co worker's home, Hayley just yesterday. Flipping through the pages, the contents caught my eye.

I was so impressed with this book, that I decided to purchase the Audible version of the same book on Amazon Australia.