Buy New Buttons – Not Clothes!

As the mornings get colder, we are well and truly headed towards winter. I’ve had the same few wool and cashmere coats which I have worn for years and was feeling a bit bored of them. Instead of buying new ones, I instead bought new buttons and transformed them into completely different garments. One problemContinue reading “Buy New Buttons – Not Clothes!”

How To Invest In Property Without Actually Buying Property

Recently, I was chatting to a girlfriend who mentioned that she wanted to invest in property but didn’t have the cash to do so. She wanted the returns of the Australian property market without committing herself to purchasing an entire house. However, you really don’t have to – it is still possible to get realContinue reading “How To Invest In Property Without Actually Buying Property”

Was My $600 Blender Worth It? Vitamix Review

Five years ago, I made the big decision to buy a Vitamix. Even after a sale, it ended up costing $595. Yes, I spent that much money on a blender. Is that insane? Maybe. Why I decided to get a bougie blender My family used to purchase cheap blenders that cost around $50 and theyContinue reading “Was My $600 Blender Worth It? Vitamix Review”

Buying Jewellery From Police Raids & Bankruptcies

Whoa, whoa – buying jewellery that belonged to criminals?! Yes! I didn’t even know this was a thing until I came across First state auctions through a sponsored Facebook post. The website mentions that they are “selected as auctioneers to various Commonwealth of Australia government agencies in the sale of seized, recovered and unclaimed jewellery.“Continue reading “Buying Jewellery From Police Raids & Bankruptcies”

Why I’m Not Buying A Home (Even Though I Can Afford One)

If I told my younger self that I still didn’t own a property, she’d probably freak out. For the longest time, buying property was my number one goal. I educated myself on the nitty gritty and knew exactly what I wanted, with the means to do it. However, after a failed attempt I reassessed andContinue reading “Why I’m Not Buying A Home (Even Though I Can Afford One)”

How I Pay For My Bills Without Working

My electricity, wifi, water and mobile bill as well as my car insurance and Spotify are paid without me working. How? The short answer is passive income. Okay, so I do work full-time because I still need to pay rent, buy $25 cocktails and contribute to my investment portfolio. However, as a lazy 20-something girlContinue reading “How I Pay For My Bills Without Working”

Financial Advice From My Immigrant Parents

I’ve had a few different guests to share their advice on this blog and I have a special one for you today – my parents. Migrating twice to completely new countries with zero help, they have a unique financial outlook and perspective which I would like to share with you today. First up, my dad.Continue reading “Financial Advice From My Immigrant Parents”

How I Lost 10kg/22 lbs Without Spending Any Money

It’s no secret that the diet industry is massive. The weight loss market size was valued at 192.2 billion in 2019, and is projected reach $295.3 billion by 2027. Does this mean that your only option to lose weight is to invest a lot of money? No, not really. I did it for free andContinue reading “How I Lost 10kg/22 lbs Without Spending Any Money”

3 Signs You’re Living Above Your Means

While there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself and making lifestyle upgrades, it can be a fine balance between reasonable and a lifestyle that you cannot afford. So, how do you actually know if you are living beyond your means? What a lot of people do is compare themselves to others, especially those similar in age.Continue reading “3 Signs You’re Living Above Your Means”

As A Finance Blogger, Here’s What I Invest In

“What stocks do you have in your portfolio?” “What stocks are you currently buying?” As a finance blogger, I frequently get the above questions. To be honest, it’s pretty boring! I purchase Vanguard Diversified High Growth Index ETF shares every months, or VDHG for short. By percentage, it is the largest holding in my portfolioContinue reading “As A Finance Blogger, Here’s What I Invest In”