As 2013 comes to a close, I thought I would take the opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I will be taking a small break over the holidays and will be back with more Monster Piggy Bank on the 1st of January 2014.


The Year that was 2013

I really enjoyed 2013, it was without a doubt one of the biggest years on record for me. A few of my personal highlights include:

  • The birth of our 1st child πŸ™‚
  • Being able to pay off our home loan debt
  • My brother coming back from the UK to stay in Brisbane πŸ™‚
  • My other brother leaving to live in the UK πŸ™
  • Starting a new online business with my wife
  • My wife finishing work
  • 1 year of blogging on MPB
  • Starting over 6 niche sites
  • Publishing an ebook


Some of my Best Posts of 2013

If you only just joined me here at MPB then please take the time to read through what I feel are my top posts for the year (in no particular order).

  1. Debt Compound Interest and Home Ownership
  2. Experiencing Life After Debt
  3. Best Way to Invest $10,000
  4. Appreciating The Value of Money
  5. What is your 5 year plan?
  6. Saving Money by Cooking at home
  7. How to Save Money for a House
  8. Super Cheap Hobbies for People on a Budget
  9. The Best Penny Stocks I Have Owned
  10. Why I Buy Shares In Penny Stocks
  11. Should IΒ  Buy a Rental Property as an Investment
  12. Do You Trust Your Partner with Money
  13. Finding Little Way to Save Money
  14. 20 Things I have Learned Since Becoming a Dad
  15. Time is Money – What are You Sacrificing for Money
  16. My Personal Debt Reduction Strategies
  17. Do You Know Your Neighbors – 10 Reasons to meet them
  18. How Much Does it Cost to have a Baby


Finally I just want to say thank you to everyone that reads / comments and contacts me through this blog. I know that I have been a little MIA at times here on the blog since about mid way through the year, but I am planning on being a lot more active next year.

Best of luck in 2014 everyone πŸ™‚