6 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

6 FRUGAL WINS The Melbourne Cup (for my international readers, this is the most famous horse race in Australia) was on last week and I had planned to go out to a bar to watch the races. However, the weather was pouring down all day so instead of going out,  I stayed at home in…

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…

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…

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….

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…

4 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

Like the blog? Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page!   I went a bit wild this week with spending. I bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner, new shoes, new clothes, a book and also travelling to Melbourne soon for a weekend getaway. Even though I’m very happy with all my purchases,…

5 Frugal Wins and 3 Frugal Fails

Don’t get FOMO! Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~   FIVE FRUGAL WINS! I’ve starting cooking fresh seasonal meals multiple times a week (yes this also means going grocery shopping many, many times a week as well). This is a frugal win because I’ve noticed that the cost of…

5 Frugal Wins and 3 Frugal Fails

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ This week was a lot of fun and very eventful! One of my closest friends came to visit Sydney and stayed with me for the week, my gym class attendance increased and my fitness improved. The ultimate win this week was the…

6 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ Another week of Frugal Wins and Frugal Fails! This is the second week writing about frugal things and find it’s helping me keep me on track with my spending. More posts = more accountability! SIX FRUGAL WINS! I packed a lunch for…

3 Frugal Wins and 1 Frugal Fail

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ Inspired by my favourite Youtube Vlogger, Budget Girl, I’m starting a new weekly series. At the end of every week I’ll be sharing my Frugal Wins and Fails that happened during the week with you.   THREE FRUGAL WINS! ONE: I brought…

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…