The Top 5 Money Lessons My Frugal Parents Taught Me

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 parents who had an education and careers in finance as well as frugal…

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

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 followed.   ONE: I wish I knew that my decisions at 18 would…

The True Cost of Having a Job: Is it really worth working the 9-5?

Just earlier today the Fair Work Commission announced it had increased the Australian minimum wage by 3.3% for the new financial year to $18.29 per hour. This piece of information would normally go unnoticed by me as I’m now a professional adult with a professional office job in professional corporate clothes, moving up in the world. I’m…

Why I’m not repaying my student debt, and you shouldn’t too.

As an avid follower of personal finance, frugal and debt-reduction vloggers, one of the hot topics of the Personal Finance Youtube space is the challenges of paying off student debt and the woes of the living with debt shackles which come with such high debt when you’re fresh out of uni and working on minimum…

Are your friendships breaking the bank?

One of Mr. Piggybanks’ friends recently returned from a three week work trip in Israel and came over to our place for drinks for a long-overdue catchup.   Having gotten to know his Israeli colleagues while on this work trip, cultural and social practices stood out like a sore thumb in contrast to what he…

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…