Category Archives: Frugality & Our Financial Choices

5 of our favourite ways that we save money

By | May 21, 2017

Author: Mr & Mrs DDU.

Accommodation – living in the 70s

Where people live is usually their biggest expense. At the moment, we are spending around 20% of our annual income on rent. All Australians can understand that finding good value accommodation is very difficult.

We live on the edge of our city, in a place that was built in the 70s and still has … Continue reading >>

The financial wheels are beginning to turn

By | January 27, 2017

Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.

We are still feeling over the moon after finally becoming pregnant. It’s a great feeling! Though the physical effects for Mrs DDU aren’t all that fun right now.

Now that we’re pregnant we have quite a few things to think about, not just baby things but a few financial things too.

We have been diligently saving away cash for IVF … Continue reading >>

A review of The Barefoot Investor

By | December 24, 2016

Author: Mr DDU.

It’s not long until Christmas, so from Dividends Down Under we wish you a happy holiday season and a happy New Year.

You may remember a few months ago that we posted an article contemplating the pros and cons of advising family with their finances.

Money is an important topic for every person and couple and for those who have/do struggle … Continue reading >>

The cost of investing

By | October 30, 2016

the-cost-of-investing-dividends-down-under-blogAuthor: Mr and Mrs DDU.

There are so many different things to think about when we’re investing: How risky and volatile is the investment? What is its dividend yield? Will it keep growing its profits for many years to come? And many other questions.

One of the most underestimated parts of investing is the costs associated with buying and holding an individual share or fund. … Continue reading >>

Why we think about Christmas all year long

By | July 21, 2016

why we think about christmas all year long - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mrs DDU.

Almost every culture has a gift-giving season, a time to get together with family, exchange presents and maybe enjoy a meal. That time of year for Mr DDU and I is Christmas.

We all know, all too well the rush that the holiday season can bring; the stress, busy crowds, holiday parties and lots of money flying out of your bank account … Continue reading >>