September Spring Cleaning: Minimalist Challenge Days 7 – 8

Want to hear more? Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! This week I started a10 Day Minimalist Challengeto kick-start the decluttering for my relocation to Melbourne. If you are new to my blog, start reading about ithere. On Sunday, I raided thebathroom and threw out 25 items, mainly old skincare,…

September Spring Cleaning: Minimalist Challenge Days 1 – 6

You know you want to! Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! This September I’ve starting a 10 Day Spring Cleaning Minimalist Challenge to prepare myself for my Melbourne relocation in 3 months time. It’s time to declutter and purge all my unwanted, unused items that are accumulating dust bunnies and space….

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…

Five Things I Don’t Waste My Money On Anymore

Like the blog? Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ As I inch my way towards financial security (and soon financial independence!) I’ve noticed gradual changes in my spending habits which have positively affected my bank balance. My spending has become more intentional and things that don’t add value or…

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 daily 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,…

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…

June EOFY Net Worth & Spending: -$8,435 NW

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ I am SO excited to write this post, you guys have no idea. End of Financial Year has come – the Christmas of personal finance! To see how previous months spending and net worth is, click here.   This has been my most…