College Students: The Original Frugal Pioneers

If you plant pasta and water it with alcohol, a university student will grow. Gone are the days of pulling all nighters, working on the shop floor for peanuts and living in your teenage bedroom in your parents house, however there are some valuable lessons I’m (re-)learning from my university days, courtesy of my university […]

Shhh! Don’t talk about money!

Today I went to a local MMM catchup and struck up a conversation with a Mustachian who was on the edge of being financially independent and retiring early. I asked him whether he discussed FIRE with friends outside of the MMM community. “No, they’re not comfortable talking about money – it’s just not in the…

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…

It Takes Two to Tango to Financial Independence

  Ever heard of the quote “you are the average of the five people you surround yourself with”? Simply, the people that you spend most of your time with will determine your personal success. Your financial habits and lifestyle choices are influenced by your social circle, whether they are partners, friends or family. Here’s a quick exercise –…

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…