July Net Worth & Spending: +$17,863

  The past couple of months have flown by with a number of key milestones reached both personally and professionally. I undertook a course to get my motorbike license and passed after failing the first time, and now on the hunt for a second hand, stylish cafe racer. I’ve never had any want for a…

6 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

6 FRUGAL WINS I got a promotion and payrise! I’ve packed lunch everyday for the past 2 weeks unless there was a team lunch I rented a car for a motorbike lesson which was less expensive than taking an Uber and was able to run a number of overdue errands while I had it for…

5 Frugal Wins and 4 Frugal Fails

  5 FRUGAL WINS Packed lunch almost every day for the past 2 weeks except where there was a team lunch or farewell and we ate out as a team. I bought contact lenses and received a $35 health insurance rebate I switched my mobile plan to a plan with double the data for the…

May Net Worth & Spending: +$19,157

These past few months have gone by so quickly and we’re already nearly halfway through the year. It’s been a great year for adventure and there’s nothing quite like the excitement of starting all over again from scratch. This May was filled with travel: flying back home for a surprise visit and having friends visit…

April Net Worth & Spending: +$18,943

It’s been a while since I posted and my net worth update is long overdue. Today marks exactly 4 months in Melbourne which seems like has flown by in a blink of an eye yet at the same time it feels like I’ve been here for much longer. Many times it has been a test…

5 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

This past week has felt like it’s gone from mild Autumn weather to a sudden death-by-pneumonia Winter freeze. The heavy coats, gloves and stockings have come out and the days are much shorter that I leave home for work in semi-darkness and return in semi-darkness.¬†With the cold comes very little desire to leave the warmth…

6 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

This past couple of weeks have been packed with frugal wins and frugal fails. On the upside, I received multiple free flights using frequent flyer points saving hundreds of dollars, but on the downside, my spending on take-away lunches increased ten-fold as I become lazy with meal-prep. There has been a lot of shopping going…

January Net Worth & Spending: +$12,259 NW

This first month of the year has been a whirlwind adventure where I moved cities for work and then spent the rest of the month working like crazy, finding a permanent home and getting settled in to a new city. There were certain challenges which came with relocating to a completely new place – not…

Did I Achieve My 2017 Financial Goals?

We’re close to the end of January and although I’m sure we’re already well on our way to achieving our 2018 New Year resolutions, I want to take a moment to reflect on whether or not I achieved my 2017 financial goals. Don’t forget to comment below on how your 2017 went!   I’m a…

7 Frugal Wins and 5 Frugal Fails

Hi guys! It’s been a while. This past month has been so busy moving from Sydney to Melbourne, working around the clock, darting across Melbourne to find a permanent home and living out of a suitcase. I’ve been here for 3 weeks and despite some initial ups and downs which come with relocating to a…

December Net Worth & Spending: +$726 NW

This past month has been a crazy month in both spending, celebrating and saying farewell.   December and the year 2017 ended on a high after celebrating Mr. Piggybanks’ big 30th birthday, hanging out with new and old friends, travelling non-stop, saying farewells, enjoying Christmas back at home and bringing in the New Year with…

November Net Worth & Spending: +$1,403 NW

Another consecutive month of positive net worth! Click here for all Net Worth posts. My favourite time of the month is running over all my spending and seeing how far I’ve come in the year that I’ve been blogging – financially and mentally. I get so much satisfaction by holding myself accountable for my progress…