Guest blog post: How to Automate Your Savings

David Chen

I am honoured to introduce a guest blog post from David Chen, a US-based millennial writer at Millennial Personal Finance.  Here in Australia’s millennials have been under attack for purportedly preferring to brunch on smashed avocado than save hefty deposits for overpriced housing.

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$50/week – 26 March, splurging out

This week I went shopping. I really went shopping. For the first time in months I used a shopping trolley and I piled things up in it, digging into my kitty and spending a huge $78.05 (still much less than the average weekly shop).

grocery challenge

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The Sweet Life: on getting the financial priorities right

Before Christmas I enjoyed a lovely evening sitting at an upper end seafood restaurant in Canberra’s swanky new foreshore and marina area, where I enjoyed a seven course chef’s selection with matching wines and gins.  It was a beautiful, mild summer evening. Mr Red Sports Car and I were happy and relaxed, enjoying the textures and tastes of each new dish that was presented to us.  People at nearby tables were celebrating. It was a happy moment – La Dolce Vita, the sweet life.  Yet I feel a bit guilty in admitting I was there.

XO pippis at C Dine

XO pippis at C Dine

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$5 Friday: Suitcase potatoes

I arrived back home in Canberra just after a whirlwind tour of Taiwan.  What fun!  I ate and ate and ate some more, and occasionally did a bit of hiking and Youbike cycling and relaxing in the hot springs.  Then I arrived home – to an empty fridge.

A bowl of potatoes and purslane

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