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…

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…

December Budget: Spending Season

They call it ‘Silly Season’ for a reason – I easily forget my bank balance and make it rain with dollar dollar bills. This pretty much summarises my December:   To break down how I spent my December and Christmas break: Hmmm… spending close to 100% of my income. No bueno! December ran over 5 weeks,…

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…

November Budget Blowout

Now that we’re coming up to the end of this year, I’m putting together monthly posts to expose the exorbitant costs I’ve incurred in the month of November. Drum roll please! Ta da! Ok.. let’s look at the nitty gritty detail: Yikes. Not so good, given that these expenses sum up very closely to my after-tax pay…

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…