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!
6 FRUGAL WINS
- I purchased return flights to Perth to visit family for a long weekend, paid entirely with points. The return flights would have cost $600 otherwise. I’m $0 out of pocket and get to enjoy a free holiday – big frugal win!
- I’m in need of new bed linen as one of my quilt covers has a giant hole right in the middle. While there is a deadline on how far I can stretch it out, for now, I’ve simply flipped over my quilt cover, hiding the hole on the inside. Next payday, I think it’s time to replace the *very* worn out bed linen with something a bit more civilised.
- I cancelled my Audible subscription as I wasn’t using it enough and paying nearly $17 per month. I purchased 6 audio books with my 6 accumulated credits and then cancelled my subscription.
- I’m cutting out milk from my diet for the next month as I have a sneaky suspicion I’ve been lactose intolerant my whole life (couldn’t have milk as a child) but ignored this in adulthood. I’ve switched from milk in my coffee to soy milk and almond milk for chia pudding or porridge breakfasts. Let’s see whether it makes a difference!
- I spent time on the long weekend decluttering my make-up bag. I’m getting better at minimising my skincare and makeup and sticking to quality instead of cheap products. I threw out 6 lipsticks, 5 lip pencils, 2 primers, 4 concealers, 1 mascara, 1 eyeliner, 2 foundations, 1 compact powder, 1 perfume sample, 3 skincare samples, 4 medical products, 1 expired sunscreen, 5 nail polishes. All which I haven’t used for years or have expired.
- I bought 2 laser hair removal sessions on a 50% off promotion. The full price is usually $240 for hair removal, instead I paid $120 for a session and pre-paid for another in a couple of months time so I could secure the price.
2 FRUGAL FAILS
- As I’ve been cutting out milk for the next month I’ve been looking for milk alternatives in my coffee and what I’ll buy in the supermarket. I found an almond milk I like which is $4 per litre (eeekk) and when I ran out and bought more of it, it was actually $6 per litre full priced (*gasp!*). Depending on the quantities I consume, I’m going to try to find more affordable options or make my own nut-based milk.
- As I’ve cut out drinking milk for a month but still need my coffee in the morning, I’ve been trying other coffee types rather than my usual skim-milk latte. I’ve bought almond lattes and espressos and had to throw them out as I didn’t like the taste. I’ve settled with soy lattes which are the same price as a normal latte or 50c extra.
Comment below if you’ve had any frugal wins or fails this week! I want to hear from you 🙂
xx Miss Piggy