Tag Archives: Thoughts & Musings

DDU Inflation Study Year One Review

By | July 24, 2017

Author: Mr DDU.

It’s been 52 weeks since we started our inflation study, so now is a perfect opportunity to do an update post.

We decided to run the inflation study as a bit of fun but mainly to show how important it is for us to invest in assets that will pay increasing money over time, otherwise inflation will eat our lifestyle.

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A message to the Queen for her 90th Birthday

By | June 13, 2016

Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.

Monday 13th June 2016 is a public holiday for the Queen’s birthday in Australia. It’s an odd public holiday as it isn’t actually the Queen’s real birthday. This tradition to celebrate a monarch’s birthday started in 1788 and was celebrated on their actual birthday until 1936 when King George V died. Since then it’s been celebrated on the second Monday … Continue reading >>

Is ‘better’ ever worth paying more for?

By | May 29, 2016

Which items are worth paying more for - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mr DDU.

I’ve recently been reading a few examples of people praising Airbnb. The people who stay at Airbnb places are essentially saying that it’s better value/experience than a hotel. We haven’t stayed at an Airbnb yet, but there’s a good chance we may in the future.

This got me thinking though – what is worth paying more for? By paying more for, I … Continue reading >>

Why are finances private?

By | May 15, 2016

5 big reasons why people keep their finances private - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mr DDU.

There are some pieces of information that people are happy to share with others, there are other things that you wouldn’t tell anyone. People are almost universally comfortable sharing their first name with nearly anyone. Their age? – Yeah that’s usually okay. Phone number? – Hmm..How well do I know you or going to know you? Home Address? – Err, how about … Continue reading >>

Do you earn as much as you think you do per hour?

Do you earn as much as you think you do - dividends down underAuthor: Mr DDU.

A vast majority of people earn their money working for a wage or salary. Most employees get paid either an hourly wage or an annual salary (which you can calculate an hourly rate from).

So when you’re spending 5 days a week working, you want as much bang for your buck. Most people see this as ‘earn as much as you can’ … Continue reading >>