Money Mage

Dispelling money making, investment and early retirement myths

Make more money. How to save and invest. Retire early.

Who doesn’t want more money? Who doesn’t want a higher paid job with fewer hours? Who doesn’t want to semi-retire tomorrow?

Unless you are in the top 20% of earners, you’re becoming relatively poorer every day. The consumerist draws on your fruggle lifestyle makes retiring early seem a distant dream.

I am Money Mage and I’ll be writing on wealth, using money wisely, savings and investments, living frugally, frugality hacks, living well, looking after yourself, and having fun.

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  • Money Mage plans for 2019

    After the first few weeks of the new year, I always take a look back over what’s been and what’s to come with a fresh pair of eyes.

    The end of January is a good time. Things have settled after the new year return to hell-work. The first paycheck is often in. False New Year resolutions have failed, and habits... [[continue reading]]

  • How to save money when driving

    The Money Mage household is a single vehicle, single driver house. Money Mage #1 could walk to work, but the other Money Mage can’t. One would think that Money Mage #2 would learn to drive, but life isn’t so simple. It’s a story for another time.

    Vehicles are expensive. Fuel-guzzling, wealth-killing machines. Pollute-wagons.

    Pollute-wagons are a necessity sometimes. Especially if... [[continue reading]]

  • Cheap holidays without breaking the bank 2019

    You need a break. Fruggles running around everywhere looking tired and stressed. Commuting to hell-work. Sitting at their hell-desks. Counting down the days till the weekend. Counting the sleeps until holidays. Counting the sleeps until Santa.

    We’ve all been there. We all need a break. Kick back, enjoy and relax. On a pristine beach somewhere. With umbrellas and a Piña... [[continue reading]]

  • How to lose weight and save money at the same time

    It’s the time of year again. Overindulgence at Christmas. Spent way more than we’d like. Regrets and tummies are large.

    Everyone is asking: How to reduce my tummy? How to lose weight?

    Most of us engage in the festive overindulgence. We try to compensate in January. New Year’s resolutions are set. Good intentions are laid out. Gyms fill with fruggles... [[continue reading]]

  • How to be mortgage free and retiring early

    You have no mortgage at 35? You are thinking about retiring early?

    Most people would say ‘madness’!

    Most 35-year-olds are stuck in rented or a few years into their first mortgage. Very few own their home outright.

    This blog will provide radical habits and money changing principles. I’ll cover a lot of ground from cost of living, how to save,... [[continue reading]]