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…

April Net Worth & Spending: -$13,817 NW

The April Net Worth & Spending monthly update is finally here! Better late than never right? Right? Mid-April was the beginning of my annual leave which continued into early May, so the bulk of my travel expenses as well as pre-travel work-stress shopping spree fell into this month. It was a splurgy month and I gave…

How to Turn Every Long-Haul Flight into a Low-Cost Spa Opportunity

  One of my pet peeves is arriving at your destination after a long-haul flight and looking and smelling like a banshee. No-one wants to arrive at their refreshing holiday get-away feeling like they want to get away from their own lack of shower and airplane breath. How is it that some people arrive at…

Three Frugal Ways to… Build a stylish wardrobe on a budget

Introducing the ‘Three Frugal Ways to…’ series! In this series, I will outline my top tips to maximising the value derived from your possessions, holiday experiences, lifestyle and needs while minimising the cost. ‘Three Frugal Ways to… Build a stylish wardrobe on a budget’ is the first of the series, with many more to come. Follow…

The Importance of F***-You Money

Ever wake up and realise suddenly a quarter of the year has already gone and you’ve done nothing but eat, sleep, work, repeat?   The other day I came across the ‘Simples’ Series on ‘The Minimalists’ Youtube channel which animates and narrates the way monotony and conformity creates staleness within our lives. It’s about how we put…

I’m Kicking Myself

After completing a very disciplined and frugal February, I’m kicking myself for splurging last night. What started off as a catchup over a quiet drink after work ended up being a great catchup over many, many cocktails and stumbling back home in a fuzzy stupor. The great night came with a big shock in the morning as…

5 Frugal Food Things

We’re a week into March and so far and I’m determined to tackle my biggest expense – Enter Miss Piggy v Take-Away, Round 1. Here are 5 things I’ve done since the beginning of March to cut down this major expense: Bought breakfast porridge sachets to keep at the office Having breakfast prepared at the office…

February Net Worth & Spending: -$19,891 NW

Today marked the close of a remarkable month for me. One small lifestyle change for Miss Piggy, one giant leap for Miss Piggy’s FIRE goals. This month closed on a fantastic high. The biggest achievement was finishing one whole month of an alcohol-free Dry February, saving my health and wallet. More importantly, not drinking gave me…