For new and existing readers, this is my journey as a millennial from -$20,000 net worth in November 2016 to financial independence and early retirement. Subscribe to my blog to stay posted!
5 FRUGAL WINS
- I sold a bag on eBay for $80. This bag had been rarely used and collecting dust for many years. It’s great to declutter unwanted goods and have someone else see it’s value and give it a second life!
- I hadn’t done my groceries for a while but managed to squeeze a meal out of bits and pieces from the fridge when I was at home during lunch. I made myself scrambled eggs with mature cheddar and fried onion on couscous. Not the most glam meal, but it was cheap and delicious.
- Went to the doctors and paid $0 for a regular health check as the clinic is bulk billed. Thanks medicare.
- I went to the dentist for a standard checkup and clean which cost $216. I received $81.50 back from my private health insurance and was out if pocket by $134.50. As my appointment was quick, I was able to use the same public transport fare back home instead of paying for another ticket.
- Received a free coffee after accumulating enough stamps on my coffee loyalty card at work.
2 FRUGAL FAILS
- I spent $12 of coffee (2 coffees for me, 1 for my date) on a god-awful tinder date. I spent a painfully long hour on a coffee date with a guy who was ignorant, racist and unbelievably dumb. After a point, I cut the date short, picked up the entire bill and made a quick getaway, immediately un-matching my date so we never crossed digital paths again. Both a frugal fail and dating fail.
- I bought a reusable glass water bottle for $3.99 but the minimum on card was $5 and they didn’t offer a surcharge. I ended up spending an additional $3.99 to buy a cheap snack to add to the purchase to meet the eftpos minimum.
Have you had any frugal wins or fails this past week?
xx Miss Piggy