The Latest from the Hip Pocket

The first step to becoming a millionaire

How much did you used to get for pocket money? From that glorious moment you receive your first lump sum in the form of a few dollars, you begin to make financial decisions.  At that point, these decisions may involve choosing…

Are you suffering from a 20-something career crisis?!

If you find yourself scrolling through Sunday night memes on the internet wondering how you’ll manage to climb from bed when the alarm goes off in the morning, if work feels unrewarding and the thought of seeing colleague’s anxiety-inducing, you…

How much money can you make working in finance?

If you’re feeling bored in your current role then it may be because you simply aren’t learning anything new. There reaches a point where the job your first job you were so excited to start in your early 20s, has nothing…

Get more done in less time with these apps

Working, studying, dates and exercising, the list of things we need to get done seems to be never ending. Thankfully, technology is keeping up with our busy lives and there’s a bunch of new apps to help us get things done, fast. From…

“I’m in serious debt and I’m only 24!”

As a Master’s graduate I can tell you that I am technically already in thousands of dollars of debt at 24 years of age even though I don’t own a credit card and haven’t taken out any personal loans for…

How to kick your impulse spending habits

If Facebook had a financial status button, most Australians in their 20s and early 30s would have it set to “It’s Complicated.” That’s because, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, at this time in your life you are earning…

Is working in IT a good bet to futureproof your career? 

Are you unsure about the next step in your career? Futurist Morris Miselowski has said that in the next 30 years 60% of us will be working in jobs that don’t currently exist. Do you fancy being a memory augmentation…

No money? You can still invest in property

Have you ever wanted to invest in a property but don’t earn enough money at the moment? Well, it is possible for low income earners! In addition to the traditional ways of getting into property investing on a limited income, crowd funding…

Adulting 101: Wants vs Needs

We see that sparkly shiny thing everyone else has, and we want it – now! And in our consumer-driven culture, we’re subtly and sometimes not-so-subtly encouraged to gratify our every want and desire as they arise. Even if you’re not…