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…

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…

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…

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…

3 Frugal Wins and 4 Frugal Fails

Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! You know you want to! ~~~~~~   THREE FRUGAL WINS! I made dinner at home everyday this week with leftovers and basic groceries. I saved money on cocktails and drinks this weekend for my birthday celebration as I’m down with the flu. Not so…

How to Radically Change Your Money Mindset and Build Wealth

Don’t get FOMO! Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~   As I’ve become better with managing money and more aware of my money mindset, I’ve become more observant to the differences in┬ádaily money habits and personality traits of successful, wealthy people compared to poor people.   Money is something…

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,…

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…

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…