@galenkp/refunderisation

Refunderisation

This time last year my superannuation fund took a hit - Sure, I'm nowhere near being able to access it as I'm not old enough, although…
@galenkp/credit-card-only

Credit card only

I've always valued cash, probably because I grew up in an era where credit cards weren't very prevalent - They were only introduced into…
@galenkp/the-cost-of-closing

The cost of closing

I've done a few jobs in my life but have spent the last twenty years working in the property industry across the commercial and…
@galenkp/the-crypto-puzzle

The crypto puzzle

I'm mostly clueless when it comes to crypto-knowledge. Although notwithstanding my cluelessness I have gained crypto mainly through…
@galenkp/active-interest-no-more-eye-rolls

Active interest, no more eye-rolls

I remember the first time I bought metals, a kilogram of silver and ten grams of gold; I felt like a pirate, only the treasure chest was…
@galenkp/what-are-you-worth-dead

What are you worth dead

I'm very much alive for now; Life is fickle and things happen though right? - People die, some very suddenly. A friend is facing that…
@galenkp/phone-foolishness

Phone foolishness

Last March both my work phone (iPhone X) and my personal phone (Samsung S9) were stolen; It wasn't pleasant but the work phone was…
@galenkp/the-trade

The trade

A hard core crypto-trader I'm not. I find it complicated, confusing and feel nervous every time I transact from one place to the next, set…
@galenkp/economy-of-sun

Economy of sun

I've had a solar array on my roof for the last few years; It collects sun-energy which we utilise or feeds to the power grid at $0.16…
@galenkp/13-100hp-g-dog-s-power-up-story

13,100HP: G-dog's power up story

I've been holding some hive for a while; The intention was to sell it for Bitcoin when the price went up. That thought was conceived a few…
@galenkp/coin-clinking

Coin clinking

I did a stocktake of my metals today; There was much coin-clinking and thunking sounds of bars...I felt like a pirate counting my…
@galenkp/the-cost-of-entertainment

The cost of entertainment

My wife and I often talk about finances; Keeping an eye on things, evaluating and generally staying informed seems like the right thing to…
@galenkp/cash-or-card-plus-the-wad-of-cash-amount-total

Cash or card? (plus the wad of cash amount total)

I prefer to use cash for a lot of transactions, a fact that means I get frowned upon a lot considering the current pandemic debacle we're…
@galenkp/guess-the-amount-and-win-this-wad

Guess the amount and win this wad!

This is a chunky wad of Australian $100 dollar bills. I could tell you exactly how much is here because I counted it, and recounted it…
@galenkp/half-yearly-scramble

Half-yearly scramble

Hey hivers, it's officially the second half of the working week for me as Wednesday is over...Only two days to go and the weekend will be…
@galenkp/australian-vacancies-and-rents

Australian vacancies and rents

It's been a tough year, and people are looking for a much better 2021...I'm still focused on this year though...I have a budget to write…
@galenkp/economic-and-personal-change

Economic and personal change

A couple of years ago I started suggesting that I felt financial turmoil was imminent. I wasn't advising people in an official capacity…
@galenkp/bondage

Bondage

I met her at the house; I'd not been there before and it felt somewhat strange to cross the threshold into what had once been a happy…
@galenkp/nest-egg

Nest egg

Since March my income has been reduced due to pandemic pressures the company has felt. I'm not sure how much pressure they've actually…
@galenkp/deliberating-debt-free

Deliberating debt free

Our lives pivoted last week and will take a somewhat familiar, but unwelcome, path. The journey could end in great heartache and will be…