5 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

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!   5 FRUGAL WINS I sold a bag on eBay for $80. This bag had been rarely used and collecting dust for many…

November Net Worth & Spending: +$26,584

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 3 weeks until Christmas and exactly a month until 2019, so I’ve been reminiscing over the past year and what I…

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…

October Net Worth & Spending: +$25,108

October was quite a month and I reached a number of personal milestones. I worked hard to get my ‘mojo’ back and into the swing of daily routines to get back to feeling my best. I wrote 10 blog posts in one month, the most I’ve written in a long time. I decluttered my room…

6 Frugal Wins and 4 Frugal Fails

6 FRUGAL WINS While I had gastro last week, I have visited the doctors 3 times. Aside from the $30 registration fee for the clinic, I have paid $0 on doctors fees as the clinic bulk bills the costs (thanks Medicare and free health cover). I was gifted a new personalised notepad for setting my…

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…

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…

6 Frugal Wins and 1 Frugal Fail

6 FRUGAL WINS I received the last quarterly dividends of the year, totalling $262 in dividends. Of course, these were automatically re-invested to buy more shares. Anything to help that eight wonder of the world (compounding interest). I automated my payments further every month after payday. I have now split money I’m saving into 50%…

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…

9 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

9 FRUGAL WINS I booked two return domestic flights for a total of $36. The first return trip was 2 economy flights and the second was business class there, and economy on the way back paid entirely in frequent flyer points. The best $36 I’ve ever spent, saving me thousands of dollars, especially for peak…

September Net Worth & Spending: +$25,645

After making some big purchases in July and August, I’ve started to wind down my spending. I made some big purchases which had been things I’d either desired for a long time (Dior handbag and YSL shoes), desperately needed (new washing machine) or were personal challenges (motorbike license and second-hand motorbike). My mental space has…