7 Financial Mistakes To Avoid In Your 20s in 2021

Your 20s are an interesting time. It is when most of us are able to start earning a decent pay check for the first time in our lives and take on major financial responsibilities such as debt. While it is really exciting (Especially the whole full-time salary part!), it can also be scary and overwhelming.Continue reading “7 Financial Mistakes To Avoid In Your 20s in 2021”

Why Saving Money Won’t Make You Rich

When I was a kid, I thought that in order to become wealthy, you had to save a lot of money. If you kept saving and saving, soon you would have a lot of money, right? It seems to be the safest and most reliable method to generate wealth, does it not? Unfortunately, this isn’tContinue reading “Why Saving Money Won’t Make You Rich”

Why I Don’t Reinvest My Dividends

We all love receiving dividends and the common advice in regards to dividends is to reinvest them. Why? Reinvesting these dividends allows an investor to super-charge future returns, using the power of compound interest. It’s a pretty great strategy. It is cheap, easy, flexible and increase stock market returns substantially. That being said, I actuallyContinue reading “Why I Don’t Reinvest My Dividends”

7 Easy and Cheap Meal Ideas From a Lazy Girl

Who knew that such a big part of being an adult would be trying to decide what to eat for dinner each night?! It can be so tough working all day, coming home exhausted only to have to make a meal from scratch. It can make those delivery services seem oh, so tempting. I usuallyContinue reading “7 Easy and Cheap Meal Ideas From a Lazy Girl”

Frugal Hack: 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 “Frugal Hack: 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)”

Can You Pay Your Bills Without Working? Here’s How I Do It

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 “Can You Pay Your Bills Without Working? Here’s How I Do It”