September Net Worth & Spending: -$2,621 NW

Like the monthly net worth updates? Follow The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! Ohhh my what an unexpectedly SPENDY month! Unfortunately it was all me. Every single dollar spent was by me. While it was very spendy, I made some big achievements including decluttering and writing a record 11 posts in a month…

August Net Worth & Spending: -$3,230 NW

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ August has been a good and much calmer month than crazy July: I went on a long-weekend getaway for my birthday to Hobart (Tasmania) with Mr. Piggybanks, tried a scallop pie and smoked eel for the first time (Tasmanian specialities), changed jobs,…

My New, Mid-Year FY17/18 Financial Goals

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ Now we’re in August, can you believe almost two thirds of the year is gone? One of my favourite things to do mid-year is to review what my original New Year’s resolutions where and whether or not I have stuck to the…

July Net Worth & Spending: -$4,213 NW

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ July was a month of big achievements and even bigger spending. There were so many highlights to this month that I’ve dot-pointed them out to save your eyes from reading a painfully long essay post. The frugal wins also came with frugal…

June EOFY Net Worth & Spending: -$8,435 NW

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ I am SO excited to write this post, you guys have no idea. End of Financial Year has come – the Christmas of personal finance! To see how previous months spending and net worth is, click here.   This has been my most…

May Net Worth & Spending: -$11,804 NW

What a rollercoaster of a month! From travelling through tropical jungles to having a work/life crisis and feeling directionless to having an epiphany to becoming career-driven again and direction-FULL. Good thing I’m a woman because I don’t think any man could manage all those emotional ups and downs and come out alive (and sane).   I reached…

April Net Worth & Spending: -$13,817 NW

The April Net Worth & Spending monthly update is finally here! Better late than never right? Right? Mid-April was the beginning of my annual leave which continued into early May, so the bulk of my travel expenses as well as pre-travel work-stress shopping spree fell into this month. It was a splurgy month and I gave…

March Net Worth & Spending: -$18,269 NW

That time of the month has come around once again to air my dirty financial laundry and dissect the glorious damage. While it was still a bit of a spendy month, I had some major personal wins: Attended my first Mr. Money Mustache meetup and met some awesome other Mustachians. It felt like a mix…

February Net Worth & Spending: -$19,891 NW

Today marked the close of a remarkable month for me. One small lifestyle change for Miss Piggy, one giant leap for Miss Piggy’s FIRE goals. This month closed on a fantastic high. The biggest achievement was finishing one whole month of an alcohol-free Dry February, saving my health and wallet. More importantly, not drinking gave me…

January Net Worth & Spending: -$21,211 NW

Every month, it generally goes like this: But then all good intentions usually die after the first week of payday: And then the final realisation: JANUARY SPENDING: The Breakdown This month there was a slight drop in spending and expenses by just under $100, however expenses still rallied high as I went on a number…

December Budget: Spending Season

They call it ‘Silly Season’ for a reason – I easily forget my bank balance and make it rain with dollar dollar bills. This pretty much summarises my December:   To break down how I spent my December and Christmas break: Hmmm… spending close to 100% of my income. No bueno! December ran over 5 weeks,…