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…

6 Frugal Wins and 5 Frugal Fails

Annnnddd I’m back! It’s been a while, frugal friends. These frugal wins and fails are an accumulation of the past couple of weeks as I haven’t had a chance to post more regularly.   SIX FRUGAL WINS! Bought return flights for Christmas using Frequent Flyer points and the only was was a $158 booking fee….

3 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

This week went so fast and I was working long hours and solely focused on my job. The closer we get to Christmas and the relocation date the busier it is getting at work. More people are leaving the company and so more work is being pushed on to me.   THREE FRUGAL WINS! I…

October Net Worth & Spending: +$571 NW

Since starting this blog in November 2016, I’ve increased my net worth by $20,500.¬†And now, for the first time in my adult life I am worth positive net worth!! Let’s take a moment to celebrate! October just flew by and was very busy decluttering, minimising, working (like crazy) and getting prepared to relocate to Melbourne….

5 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

This week has been surprisingly costly but mainly because of groceries which is usually my most frugal area. I had some great perks this week like a free 1-hour facial from Lancome and money back from health insurance claims. FIVE FRUGAL WINS! I had a free 1-hour facial from Lancome during my lunch break on…

8 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

This week had so many frugal wins! I’ve been in super decluttering and minimising mode so have make some extra pennies from selling old clothes and received my biggest dividend paycheque to date!   EIGHT FRUGAL WINS! I received dividends from Vanguard ETF. I reinvested them and increased my shareholding by 2 shares. Sold 3…

6 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

Want to hear weekly frugal wins and fails? Follow at the bottom of the page!   This week started to show signs of the progress I’ve made decluttering my possessions before my Sydney to Melbourne relocation in 12 weeks time. While it’s painful posting individual items online to sell, I started to see immediate benefits…

7 Frugal Wins and 1 Frugal Fail

This week was my long weekend mini-vacation to Melbourne – the Hipster Capital of Australia – to spend time with my close friend and see the Christian Dior 70 Year Anniversary exhibition. While the trip was never intended to be a frugal trip, I still managed to sneak in some frugal wins!   SEVEN FRUGAL…