August Net Worth & Spending: +$18,089

August was a big month in spending and personal challenges. After successfully getting my motorbike learners permit at the beginning of August, I found a second hand motorbike in the exact, vintage-style model I was after. Not only was it great to find the perfect bike, but negotiated the price down from $4,000 to $3,500…

July Net Worth & Spending: +$17,863

  The past couple of months have flown by with a number of key milestones reached both personally and professionally. I undertook a course to get my motorbike license and passed after failing the first time, and now on the hunt for a second hand, stylish cafe racer. I’ve never had any want for a…

6 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

6 FRUGAL WINS I got a promotion and payrise! I’ve packed lunch everyday for the past 2 weeks unless there was a team lunch I rented a car for a motorbike lesson which was less expensive than taking an Uber and was able to run a number of overdue errands while I had it for…

5 Frugal Wins and 4 Frugal Fails

  5 FRUGAL WINS Packed lunch almost every day for the past 2 weeks except where there was a team lunch or farewell and we ate out as a team. I bought contact lenses and received a $35 health insurance rebate I switched my mobile plan to a plan with double the data for the…

May Net Worth & Spending: +$19,157

These past few months have gone by so quickly and we’re already nearly halfway through the year. It’s been a great year for adventure and there’s nothing quite like the excitement of starting all over again from scratch. This May was filled with travel: flying back home for a surprise visit and having friends visit…

April Net Worth & Spending: +$18,943

It’s been a while since I posted and my net worth update is long overdue. Today marks exactly 4 months in Melbourne which seems like has flown by in a blink of an eye yet at the same time it feels like I’ve been here for much longer. Many times it has been a test…

5 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

This past week has felt like it’s gone from mild Autumn weather to a sudden death-by-pneumonia Winter freeze. The heavy coats, gloves and stockings have come out and the days are much shorter that I leave home for work in semi-darkness and return in semi-darkness.¬†With the cold comes very little desire to leave the warmth…

6 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

This past couple of weeks have been packed with frugal wins and frugal fails. On the upside, I received multiple free flights using frequent flyer points saving hundreds of dollars, but on the downside, my spending on take-away lunches increased ten-fold as I become lazy with meal-prep. There has been a lot of shopping going…

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…