The Bulging Wallet was started in August 2016, but really only started in March 2017 when I finally picked myself up and decided to get on with "the blog that I've always wanted to start".
I'm a young individual living in Sydney, Australia and as at March 2017, have lived here for 15 years. My motto is every
dollar cent counts. I've lived in New Zealand, Hong Kong and now Australia but am of Malaysian Chinese heritage.
Those closest to me know me for my
tightassness financial awareness, especially in relation to Credit Cards, Rewards Points and so-called "Loyalty Programs". Friends around me often approach me for advice on these topics, and I am usually more than happy to discuss. I am also a fan of Arsenal Football Club, I enjoy playing football, analysing accents, playing guitar, and singing. My favourite websites are Ozbargain and Point Hacks.
My frugality stemmed from incidents and events I experienced growing up, such as events I witnessed in my mother's hometown of Seremban, Malaysia. Seremban is a place I visited once every two years when young. What I witnessed was my relatives struggle so hard to earn money, make a living and put food on their table for their kids. This made me realise a few things:
My short-term goal is to share the knowledge I have acquired over the years living in Australia. The majority of the tips that I share are intended to be relatively generic, so as to cater for as large an audience as possible. In other words, I am unlikely to talk about a discounted Arsenal jersey because the target audience would be too specific. On the other hand, I'm likely to talk about how to save money on fuel and public transport.
My long-term goal is also for this to become a platform for not just myself, but other individuals to use as a collaboration space. At this stage, I have not determined how I wish for this to pan out.
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This section is my "gloat" section, where I'll briefly discuss some of the Cards I've owned or deals I've taken advantage of.