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It’s beginning to feel a lot like…


Ahhh yes.


It’s that time of the year again.


When every conceivable marketing tactic known to mankind is deployed among the general public in hopes that you spend money on shit you don’t need because of some dude that was born a coupla thousand years ago…


And what about Black Friday the other week? Isn’t that an American thing for Thanksgiving???


I mean really! Do they honestly think we are going to spend even more when Christmas is just around the corner!


Ahhh haha umm yeah about that… We were sucked in harder than a tornado.


Well, not exactly but I did treat my beak to a new pair of Nikes because the discounts were just insane.


If you haven’t already, check out Oz Bargins. It’s basically a site dedicated to finding all sorts of deals within Australia. I bought my shoes that were on sale for $112! A pretty good deal I thought because I had been keeping my eye on these shoes for a few months now. I finally bit the bullet to buy and the site took another 40% off the already reduced price at checkout!!! Ho Ho Ho, Christmas had come early.


Mrs. FB was a savage over black Friday with the deals too. I had an RDO on the following Tuesday and the parcels just kept rocking up. Had around 4 deliveries before 10 AM.


A huge milestone for us this month, hitting and surpassing $400K! Woohoo

We hit it pretty much at the start of the month after being so frustratingly close last month.


It’s been insane the amount we have been able to add to our net worth this year. I had a rough estimate that we would be nearing $400K by the end of 2018. So to hit it at the end of 2017 is incredible.


We had an extra payday this month too which added another couple thousand to the pot.


Now we just have to get through the festival season with one more month to go before beginning a new year ?? where has the year gone???




Net Worth Update


Another stellar month for the stock market with both our ETFs and Super gaining healthy amounts. We had an extra payday in November too which bumped things up. I had an insurance claim come through for one of the properties after there was some damage caused by a tenant. It’s most likely all going to be spent so not really adding to net worth but the cash came in so I’m going to include it for this month at least.

$3K Super, $4K from an insurance claim, $3.3K ETF bump and around $10K was earnt.




No changes in the properties this month.



Various data sources (RP data, etc.) are used in combination of what similar surrounding properties were sold for to calculate an estimate. This is an official Commonwealth bank estimate and one which they use to approve loans.


Another great month with an additional $3.3 bump in cap gains for the ETFs.



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