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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Top 5 Money Lessons My Frugal Parents Taught Me

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ After reflecting on the money lessons I wish I knew or at least wish I listened to at age 18, I decided to share some financial wisdom which my parents instilled at me while growing up. I am lucky enough to have…

The 5 Money Lessons I Wish I Knew At 18 Years of Age

Follow The Earnest Addiction by subscribing at the bottom of the page! ~~~~~~ Inspired by my favourite frugal vlogger, Budget Girl, I’m sharing with you the 5 money lessons that I wish I knew at 18 years old, which would have put me in a MUCH better financially position in the 8 years that have…

May Net Worth & Spending: -$11,804 NW

What a rollercoaster of a month! From travelling through tropical jungles to having a work/life crisis and feeling directionless to having an epiphany to becoming career-driven again and direction-FULL. Good thing I’m a woman because I don’t think any man could manage all those emotional ups and downs and come out alive (and sane).   I reached…

Three Frugal Ways to … Save money on food at work

It goes undetected how much it actually costs to go to work – public transport, work-related clothing and networking functions. Above all these expenses, without a doubt, work-related take-away food is always the culprit when it comes to massive overspending. Those small, tiny, regular purchases sneak up on us and whack us with a major dent…