10 Lessons I’ve Learned after 2 Years into my FI Journey

For new and existing readers, this is my journey as an anonymous millennial from -$20,000 net worth in November 2016 to financial independence and early retirement. Subscribe to my blog to stay posted!   It’s been just over 2 years since I started my journey to financial independence and it’s been one of the best…

10 Frugal Beauty Tips to Prevent Ageing

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!   It’s only a few months away until I reach 29 years old and just over a year until I’m 30. In the…

Top 5 Minimalist Lessons from Living in a Hotel

  At the beginning of this year when I relocated from Sydney to Melbourne, I was provided with free accommodation for a month in a self-serviced apartment. I had decluttered almost all my belongings and everything I owed consisted on a couple of large suitcases of clothes and some basic furniture which was being shipped…

10 Day Decluttering Challenge: Day 2 – Day 5

Today was one of the most productive days I’ve had in the past week. Mainly because I’ve been bedridden for the past few days with a virus and been itching to have the energy to do something other than sleep or stay in bed and watch ‘How I Met Your Mother’. I went on an…

10 Day Decluttering Challenge: Day 1

Today I’m starting a decluttering challenge, because simply put, I’m sick and tired of dusting off dust bunnies from things I don’t use or value anymore. No more knick knacks and no more dust bunnies! I’ve done these challenges before which almost always is triggered by a sense of frustration that things are accumulating and gathering…

10 Free Habits for Success & Happiness

This year has been a whirlwind year of ups and downs, new opportunities opening and old chapters closing. The one thing I’ve learned over the year is the positive impact a few free, daily activities which I’ve integrated into a daily routine. These are not just steps I’m writing in an article to post on the…

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…

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…

Top 3 Minimalist Lessons From Selling My Stuff on eBay

The decluttering struggle is real guys. As my relocation from Sydney to Melbourne is coming up in 11 weeks, I organised to sell the remainder of my unwanted and unloved things this weekend in a market stall at the local flea markets. I sold a number of clothes online after my Spring Cleaning Minimalist Challenge,…

September Spring Cleaning: Minimalism Challenge Final Day 10

Follow the blog at the bottom of the page to hear more about Minimalism! The September Spring Cleaning Challenge is finally done! Mid-September, I had a mild panic attack about my Sydney to Melbourne relocation coming up in 3 months as I had no preparation done. I didn’t want to end up reaching December with…

September Spring Cleaning: Minimalist Challenge Day 9

Want to hear more about Minimalism and Frugality? Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! This September I started a 10 Day Minimalist Challenge to kick-start the decluttering for my relocation to Melbourne. If you are new to my blog, start reading about it here. I spent most of the long weekend in…

September Spring Cleaning: Minimalist Challenge Days 7 – 8

Want to hear more? Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! This week I started a10 Day Minimalist Challengeto kick-start the decluttering for my relocation to Melbourne. If you are new to my blog, start reading about ithere. On Sunday, I raided thebathroom and threw out 25 items, mainly old skincare,…