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Book Review: The Barefoot Investor -The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need – Scott Pape

Book Review: The Barefoot Investor -The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need – Scott Pape

Scott Pape has been voted “Australia’s most trusted finance expert.” He’s the money guy for Channel Seven and Triple M, and writes two weekly national newspaper columns. He has advised AFL and NRL teams about money, and consults to the Australian government on financial education in schools. Scott lives on a farm in country Victoria with his wife, two sons and three dogs. Source: https://barefootinvestor.com/about/ Scott Pape is a well known and trusted personality in Australian finance. His third book “The…

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An Introduction to Emergency Funds

An Introduction to Emergency Funds

What is an Emergency Fund? An Emergency Fund in simple terms is a lump of money that you keep aside to use in case of emergencies. It is a “peace of mind” account. It is money you put away for a “rainy day”. It gives you the comfort to know that is something drastic happens and all of a sudden you need a sum of money it is sitting there waiting. Unfortunately life does throw curve balls every now and…

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An Introduction to Side Hustles

An Introduction to Side Hustles

A side hustle is a way to make some extra cash from a source other than your main income. A side hustle can come in many forms, a part time job, selling stuff on eBay or Etsy, online surveys, driving for Uber, starting a blog or many others. In fact if you have a hobby or a talent there is more than likely a way you can monetize it to earn some extra cash. Why start a side hustle? There…

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50 Cheap And Fun Activities To Do With Your Kids

50 Cheap And Fun Activities To Do With Your Kids

Let’s face it, it’s easy to fall into the trap of spending lots of money trying to provide entertainment for your kids in this day and age. I remember when my parents would pretty much open the front door and say “Be home before before dark, don’t get it trouble” and leave us to make our own fun (maybe not viable today but there is merit to this). However these days just going to the movies almost requires you to…

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6 Travel Budget Tips and Spreadsheet Template

6 Travel Budget Tips and Spreadsheet Template

Travel is always something that I will budget to save for, no matter how tight money may be. You do not need to spend thousands of dollars or to be rich to enjoy a family holiday and the life experience and bonding that come with it. To help you design your family holiday budget I have uploaded the TSD Travel Budget spreadsheet to my downloads page. This is the spreadsheet that I use when I am planning my family holidays…

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