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…

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…

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…

I made my first investment and the world didn’t end.

How do you start investing when there is non-stop talk of overpriced assets, inflated Sydney property prices, the stock market rallying and the ‘end is nigh’ Homers are dinging their doomsday bells in the street? Making my first investment was absolutely terrifying. Thoughts that ran around my mind like a hamster in a hamster wheel were ‘What…

March Net Worth & Spending: -$18,269 NW

That time of the month has come around once again to air my dirty financial laundry and dissect the glorious damage. While it was still a bit of a spendy month, I had some major personal wins: Attended my first Mr. Money Mustache meetup and met some awesome other Mustachians. It felt like a mix…

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…

January Net Worth & Spending: -$21,211 NW

Every month, it generally goes like this: But then all good intentions usually die after the first week of payday: And then the final realisation: JANUARY SPENDING: The Breakdown This month there was a slight drop in spending and expenses by just under $100, however expenses still rallied high as I went on a number…

The Lucrative Business of Financial Freedom, Hope & Motivational Quotes

Yesterday I attended a 500-attendee, all-day real estate seminar on building passive income and becoming financially free. To elaborate, I walked straight into a scam artist seminar room of misleading information and ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes and willingly sat there for a good 8 hours. I attended this strategically titled ‘Growth & Cash Flow Secrets of Real Estate Millionaires‘…

2016 Net Position + New Years Financial Resolutions

Yesterday I landed back in my hometown for the first time in a year to see family and friends for Christmas and New Years and realised how fast this year has flown by, and more importantly, how little my financial situation has progressed. Coming back home has been a financial reality check from the parents on…

The $1000 Project: Investing my first $1000!

Happy Sunday readers! Finally after having no money following a big splurge on entertaining visiting friends, moving apartments, paying bond, buying flights back home for Christmas and general socialising, this month I’m being smarter with my money and getting more bang for buck. My first $1000 was earned from putting aside a big chunk of…

The $1000 Project

Inspired by FI blogger, SugarMamma, I’ve been inspired to try out her idea of a $1000 project as my first step towards FI. I came across SugarMamma while youtubing FI videos and by luck one of her videos popped up in my youtube recommended feed. I particularly like it as her style and lifestyle is…

From Fashion to Financial Independence: A little bit about Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy (me) is a mid-20-something year old who has just started the path to financial independence. After plugging away as a corporate guinea pig in one giant fashion guinea pig wheel, I have a new found determination to work my way towards financial independence after recently discovering the Mad FIentist podcast interviewing Mr Money…