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…

3 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

3 FRUGAL WINS I caught the gastro virus mid-week and the benefit of being awfully sick all weekend was staying in all weekend and saving money by not going out. Because I had gastro and couldn’t leave the house, I ate through many things in the pantry which had previously been neglected, such as plain…

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…

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…

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…