November Net Worth & Spending: +$1,403 NW

Another consecutive month of positive net worth! Click here for all Net Worth posts. My favourite time of the month is running over all my spending and seeing how far I’ve come in the year that I’ve been blogging – financially and mentally. I get so much satisfaction by holding myself accountable for my progress…

6 Frugal Wins and 5 Frugal Fails

Annnnddd I’m back! It’s been a while, frugal friends. These frugal wins and fails are an accumulation of the past couple of weeks as I haven’t had a chance to post more regularly.   SIX FRUGAL WINS! Bought return flights for Christmas using Frequent Flyer points and the only was was a $158 booking fee….

3 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

This week went so fast and I was working long hours and solely focused on my job. The closer we get to Christmas and the relocation date the busier it is getting at work. More people are leaving the company and so more work is being pushed on to me.   THREE FRUGAL WINS! I…

October Net Worth & Spending: +$571 NW

Since starting this blog in November 2016, I’ve increased my net worth by $20,500. And now, for the first time in my adult life I am worth positive net worth!! Let’s take a moment to celebrate! October just flew by and was very busy decluttering, minimising, working (like crazy) and getting prepared to relocate to Melbourne….

5 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

This week has been surprisingly costly but mainly because of groceries which is usually my most frugal area. I had some great perks this week like a free 1-hour facial from Lancome and money back from health insurance claims. FIVE FRUGAL WINS! I had a free 1-hour facial from Lancome during my lunch break on…

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…

6 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

Want to hear weekly frugal wins and fails? Follow at the bottom of the page!   This week started to show signs of the progress I’ve made decluttering my possessions before my Sydney to Melbourne relocation in 12 weeks time. While it’s painful posting individual items online to sell, I started to see immediate benefits…

7 Frugal Wins and 1 Frugal Fail

This week was my long weekend mini-vacation to Melbourne – the Hipster Capital of Australia – to spend time with my close friend and see the Christian Dior 70 Year Anniversary exhibition. While the trip was never intended to be a frugal trip, I still managed to sneak in some frugal wins!   SEVEN FRUGAL…

September Net Worth & Spending: -$2,621 NW

Like the monthly net worth updates? Follow The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! Ohhh my what an unexpectedly SPENDY month! Unfortunately it was all me. Every single dollar spent was by me. While it was very spendy, I made some big achievements including decluttering and writing a record 11 posts in a month…

4 Frugal Wins and 2 Frugal Fails

Like the blog? Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page!   I went a bit wild this week with spending. I bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner, new shoes, new clothes, a book and also travelling to Melbourne soon for a weekend getaway. Even though I’m very happy with all my purchases,…

5 Frugal Wins and 1 Frugal Fail

Don’t get FOMO! Subscribe to The Earnest Addiction at the bottom of the page! This week has been a big improvement on previous weeks. As I’ve recovered from the flu, my convenience spending and frugal fails has decreased!   FOUR FRUGAL WINS! Had breakfast at work everyday and brought lunch to work 4 days this…

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…