Two weeks of holidays in Fiji still cost less than a new Beemer!
We’re just coming back from Fiji. Well, a month ago to be exact. As a foreigner, it’s like a dream come true. You think in pictures of what your holidays would be like in a paradise where you get tanned while drinking a cocktail. In fact, the reality appeared to […]

BMW vs Fiji

financial independence
Ok ok ok… I start off but saying that I have done some mistakes with calculations, nobody’s perfect right! And we all learn along the way. So… Everyone agrees that you become financially independent when therevenues from your passive investments (as opposed to active, ie working for a company) equals […]

Early independence calculator and the costly mistake of your networth

real estate boom rental airbnb
Let s rewind… We’re back to 2013, mid year, nearly 3 years back. The Frog family has now been settled in OZ for a few years, and reading many inspiring business books, is now ready for the BIG… no… the HUGE move: entering the real estate market ! I’m not getting […]

The importance of patience: How to buy your house under ...

A mate at work – no name needed, we all have examples around us – just bought a new car: A very nice VW Golf R limited Edition. I’m not personally into cars but it looks really nice and I like the shape (and sound! After all, I’m not into […]

What habits learned at young age be a costly lesson ...

Let’s Google the word “respect”: “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements” Hum… am I missing something? Am i becoming dumb – I mean, even worst than before? The word respect and money/finance don’t go together Mr Grogounet ! I had […]

The notion of respect… applied to finance

Financial lessons to be learned from refugees
  This is obviously not as straight forward as it seems but here is a little story from a friend of mine.. who came to Australia on a boat from Asia at 3 years old, more than 30 years ago. If you put yourself in a mindset of a refugee […]

Financial lessons we can learn from refugees

My story
What? I didn’t tell? Yes, until 2010, I was a road racer ! I use to love the thrill of a good ride. I had the chance to own many motorcycles and tried many different brands at different race tracks across the globe… Hum… ok: France and Australia.. But why […]

My story

  If you are the type to write emails that look like novels or respond in monosyllables, is, in both cases, the wrong method. The ideal e-mail – one that has the best chance of getting a response – neither too short nor too long, not too insistent or too […]

How to write the perfect email (and expect a response)

It’s always a good feeling to ride a motorcycle or drive a good car… Now imagine the same feeling as you ride it for free… Yes free. All it needs is patience and a bit of DYI: – Patience to learn the market, know your target so well that you […]

How to own a motorcycle for free for one year ...

In one word, yes….! Definitely ! Even if my first experience has left us a mixed taste in our mouth ! Let s see why… We’ve decided last December to take a well deserved break for the last week of that month. Having done my research, and on our way […]

Is Airbnb worth it? My first experience as a host… ...