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Life Update and the Sunshine Blogger Award

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Greetings fellow financially frustrated people and welcome back to Broke Today Rich Tomorrow.

On this very special Tuesday, a lot is happening, hence today we are doing something a little bit different on the blog.

As a start, I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! The person who nominated me was the lovely Madison at Madison Eran so make sure you check out her beautiful blog!

I will be the first to say that I don’t usually do blogger award nomination, however there’s a first for everything.

While I have been nominated to this type of thing before, I usually just thank the blogger and leave it at that. The reason I don’t post this type of thing  here more often is because I want to focus more on the topic of wealth, as this blog’s main theme is money and basically not being broke anymore.

However, this kind of ties in to what I want to talk to you guys about!

As I said before in my previous post about my goals for 2018, one of my big goal for this year is to continue to grow the ‘rich tomorrow’ family. I think one of the best ways to do this is to interact with you guys more and get to know me a bit better.

I mean, before I take advice from anyone, let alone about something as sensitive as the topic of money, I like to know who I am dealing with. This is why today we are also doing a life update, as well as the Sunshine Blogger Award!

The Nomination

To start off, lets begin with the rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award:

1.Thank the nominator and post a link back to their blog.

2.Answer the questions the nominator has set out for you.

3.Nominate new blogs and set out questions for them to answer.

4.Notify the nominees of their nominations by commenting on their blog or social media

5.When creating your nomination post, list the rules and include the Sunshine Award logo in it.

Now to the fun part, which is of course, the questions!

    What inspired you to start your blog?

I realised I needed to start this blog when I hit financial rock bottom. My partner and I had just moved to Brisbane for school and things were tough. Like embarrassingly though. Like we didn’t have enough money to feed ourselves and had to ask our parents for money tough.

When they did give us that money, instead of using it for a week’s worth of groceries, I bought a cat. Was it a terrible financial decision? Yep. Do I regret it? No, because it opened my eyes to how bad I was with money plus it gave me my little Ginger, which I love to bits!

The reason I started this blog for me and other people that shared my struggles: broke, struggling and with no idea about money. Hopefully it will make a difference!

Who is the person you look up to and why?

I look up to a variety of people, including my mom, my partner, my friends, industry leaders etc. This one is really hard to answer as it really depends on the topic!

    Where do you want to be in a year?

I want to have successfully completed my first summer internship. I also want to have decided whether to do an extra year of research or not at uni. Hopefully if I manage to get a scholarship the answer would be yes.

    What scares you the/ are you the most nervous about?

Tomorrow. I’ll talk about why in a bit.

    What are your to 5 advice tips on life?

  • If someone wants to be in your life, they will be.
    Meaning: If someone wants to hang out with you, they will make time for you. If someone likes you, they will tell you. People that want to be there will be there. Those that don’t, well, they won’t!
  • The goal is to be rich, not to look rich.
    Meaning: This is like my spirit quote. It basically translates to work hard to increase your net worth, not to impress other people.
  • There are multiple versions of the ‘one’.
    Meaning: You have multiple soul mates. Just because the first one broke your heart doesn’t mean the next one will. Don’t let one person ruin love for you.
  • Take advice with a grain of salt.
    Meaning: Before you take advice from someone, ask yourself why they are telling you this. Their true intentions could really tell a lot about their so called advice. Also, if they don’t practice what they preach, run!
  • Learn everything you can about money.
    Meaning: do it! It will save you some serious cash/heartache.
  • Make as many mistakes as you can, as long as you learn from them.
    Meaning: Okay, I know this is extra, but I felt like it should be mentioned. Also, get a cat!

Now, onto my nominees:

My questions for you guys:

  • What does it mean to be rich to you?
  • What is your life motto?
  • What are your top 3 values?
  • If you won the lotto tomorrow, what would be the first thing you’d buy?
  • If you had to choose between a cat and a cat, which would you choose and why?

Again, many thanks to Madison for nominating me!

Life Update: Let’s Talk Business

As you may have seen, since my last post , the stock market crash is pretty much over (boo! I wanted more sales). I’m sure everyone’s net worth is getting some much needed TLC and we are back in rosy days.

Now would probably be a good time to tell you all that over the summer, instead of taking 3 months off for a holiday, I was in summer school. In true nerd style, I decided to study introductory Finance because I wanted to know more about how money works.

Let me tell you, I was in for a wild ride. I used to think I was good at this number thing from Accounting, but boy is Finance a completely different ball game.

I mean, the first thing my lecturer said to us is to forget everything we learned in Accounting! Like, how?

Anyway, it is safe to say that I have had a very full on semester over the last few months. I have learned so much math, excel, and investing lingo that my brain is well and truly exhausted.

I have sucked in as much information as possible, and while I did struggle to keep up in this subject, it is safe to say that I have gained a lot of valuable knowledge. In saying that, my final exam is tomorrow at 8 am, so wish me luck everybody!

The blog may be a bit quiet over the next two weeks, as I try to finish off this subject and start my second year of university. Life is just a little hectic right now.

However, fear not, as the Tuesday posts will be there!

On a end note, to all my fellow finance lovers out there, I recommend that you watch Netflix’s new documentary “Dirty Money”. I really loved the episode they did on HSBC and would highly recommend it.


As usual, I want to know more about you!

What have you been up to lately? Anything new? Maybe even a life update?

Let me know in the comments below!


Being broke is temporary. Being rich is a journey.

10 thoughts on “Life Update and the Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. “If someone wants to be in your life, they will be.” This has been a very hard, painful lesson to me to learn, but I’m finally learning it (slowly). I have some wonderful people in my life, but there are also some that are noticeably absent now that I’ve stopped putting in 95% of the effort.

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    1. I feel exactly the same way! Out of all the lessons I put there, this is probably the one I forget most. I know how exhausting it feels to be the one constantly making all the effort and once you stop, the relationship is basically over.
      Oh well, their loss! You are wonderful lady and they don’t know what they’re missing out!
      (Also, have I mentioned how much I love your blog? Cuz I do!)


  2. OMG I can’t believe you bought a cat instead of groceries, love that story haha. Making mistakes and the “one” are great tips. Thank you for the nomination, appreciate it!

    Have you been converted to finance instead of accounting? 😛 It is a viable option. I should watch dirty money, sounds interesting. Enjoyed this post!

    Life update hmm I’ve missed the last 2 days of work due to a stiff neck. Can barely turn it any way, just woke up like that, it’s terrible….but at least I get to do more writing 🙂

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    1. Oh no, not the neck pain! I know from experience how much that actually sucks so I hope you feel better soon!
      No, finance hasn’t sucked me in yet, I think accounting is where it’s at for me right now, lol!
      As usual, thanks for stopping by and looking forward to reading your post!

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  3. That story about buying your cat instead of groceries is priceless. Look how far you’ve come in managing your finances! And my last cat was also named Ginger, and she was so sweet. Now I have Chai, and he is a maniac.


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