Lego and other out the box investments

In the weeks after the Chinese New Year, the Dragon lego set rose in value by 210%. Going from $80 RRP to selling for $250 on Ebay is a savvy way to make 3x your cash in just a few weeks – though it has now settled at about $150. This is why Lego has…

Living the First Class life on a basic budget

Ever wondered how those people are doing up the front of the plane got there? We tried to find out from them direct, but we couldn’t get past the curtain (well, the flight attendants). The truth is that flying business class is just a dream for most of us, and a private jet but a…

Does it pay to put your bank in the bin?

Not long ago, this idea would have been preposterous. The idea that banks, one of the core pillars of modern society, wouldn’t be needed. Outrageous. But it’s not. In fact, it is true. Banks are no longer required for society to function. Technology and innovation are giving us trustworthy and – in many cases faster…

How the power of patience can make you money

If you were paid $2000 would you wait a year to buy a new car or go on a holiday? While “Have it now,” is the mantra of the new “buy-now, pay-later” companies, larger purchases don’t always come with that luxury. It also teaches us to spend faster than we can really afford things. The…

The magic art of tidying up… your finances

My electricity bill doesn’t spark joy, and nor does meeting my tax accountant. Like everyone else, I recently watched Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” on Netflix, which got me thinking about money. Money itself doesn’t spark joy, unless perhaps you work for Macquarie Bank, but neither do some essential kitchen utensils. But what if you applied…