The Latest from the Hip Pocket

“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…

Talking finances in each stage of your relationship

If you take a look at your Facebook friends list, you’ll see hundreds of people in different stages of relationships. From the happy bachelors, to the new couple, the people head over heels in love and the couples celebrating their…

What’s your tribe?

You shape your tribe as your tribe shapes you. Be someone who lifts people up and brings out the best in those around you. Someone who helps others think better, aim higher and go further than they otherwise would. Someone…

Can you really turn a fun hobby into a job?

  Can I earn a six figure salary with my killer skateboarding? If you want to make a little extra cash but you can’t find a full-time job, there is an actionable way for you to start your career right now….

To intern or not to intern, that is the question

I’ve had a sporadic and well, “interesting” career history. From Red Rooster cashier to meter maid to mortgage broker. That’s not it. Then I was a mentalist assistant, then business development manager and more. I’m not saying I liked them…

Ready to reset your approach to money?

 How are those new year’s resolutions tracking? If you resolved to improve your financial health, but aren’t finding your pockets overflowing with much else aside from empty kale chip packets, you may need to take a different approach. Here are…