How Much Should You Be Spending on Rent?

Okay, I’ll admit – rent is a pretty boring topic. However, housing costs can make or break your finances. It is one of the largest costs we incur and therefore important to get on top of it. Here’s how much you should be spending. How much should you be spending on rent? The generally acceptedContinue reading “How Much Should You Be Spending on Rent?”

3 Habits That Helped Me Build a Six-Figure Net Worth (in my 20s)

Having a large income doesn’t always translate to wealth. If you make $100,000 a year and spend $110,000 – you will never get on top of your finances and always be stuck living paycheck to paycheck. While your income is an important component, what is even more vital are your money habits. I’ve shared 3Continue reading “3 Habits That Helped Me Build a Six-Figure Net Worth (in my 20s)”

3 Money Habits That Are Keeping You Poor

Do you have a decent salary but wonder where your money goes every month? It’s likely your income isn’t the problem, but rather your money habits. Even if you make a large income, it’s very challenging to create wealth if you have poor money habits. Here are 3 key actions to avoid. 1. Paying yourselfContinue reading “3 Money Habits That Are Keeping You Poor”

How A Stage 4 Lockdown Impacted My Budget

This will be the only time my life where I managed to save such a large percentage of my income. Being honest, the Melbourne Stage 4 lockdown hasn’t been a particularly enjoyable experience. What has been great however, is the impact the lockdown has had on my budget. Here’s what happened. My previously high transportContinue reading “How A Stage 4 Lockdown Impacted My Budget”

3 Online Shopping Hacks To Save You Money in 2020

Australian eCommerce grew more than 80% in the 8 weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the WHO*. Whoa. We’re online shopping more than ever before so here are my 3 secrets to help you save some cash. We all know to search for coupon codes and sort from lowest to highest cost soContinue reading “3 Online Shopping Hacks To Save You Money in 2020”

3 Ways I Made Extra Money During Lock-down

What a crazy time this is. Us Melburnians can’t go out of a 5km radius of our homes and are only allowed one hour of exercise per day. How do I stay entertained? Blogging of course! All jokes aside, I hope everyone is safe, healthy and happy 🙂 Like many of us, I have beenContinue reading “3 Ways I Made Extra Money During Lock-down”

5 Ways to Save Instantly On Your Next Grocery Shop

Note from The Money Marketer: This is a guest post kindly written by Frugal Beans. Sarne & Steph are a Sydney-based couple who have the best knowledge on how to be resourceful and frugal. Check out their website by clicking here – hope you enjoy the article! Groceries are one of the largest expenses weContinue reading “5 Ways to Save Instantly On Your Next Grocery Shop”

7 Ways To Treat Yourself Without Spending a Cent (Lockdown-friendly!)

We’re all going through a tough time right now. Getting sick, high unemployment, no travel, stress and constant anxiety – it’s a lot to handle. In times like this, it’s important to be kind to yourself and splurge here and there to help you get through. Beauty products are my personal weakness and I loveContinue reading “7 Ways To Treat Yourself Without Spending a Cent (Lockdown-friendly!)”

Stop Throwing Away Canned Chickpea Water!

Here’s a frugal tip for you – instead of throwing away the water you get with canned chickpeas…make dessert with it! This may sound insane and I was certainly sceptical of this at first. How can water from a chickpea can, something I usually discard actually be useful? The secret is to whip it. OnceContinue reading “Stop Throwing Away Canned Chickpea Water!”

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

If you don’t have an emergency fund, you need to start working towards this right now! You’ll never hear me say this about anything else. Invest when you feel ready, buy real estate when you have the funds. However, creating an emergency fund is the opposite. You need an emergency fund now. Here’s why. WhatContinue reading “Why You Need an Emergency Fund”