6 Skincare Tips That Won’t Cost You a Cent

Did you know that you can buy a skin moisturiser that costs $1,355 for 100ml? For that price, I’d expect a new face… Skincare can be really expensive and I’ll admit – I do fork out a bit of money on it too. I’ve always had difficult skin and had to visit dermatologists to getContinue reading “6 Skincare Tips That Won’t Cost You a Cent”

How I Saved My First $50,000 at 20

There’s a lot of financial advice floating around on how to save money. Most of it includes things like cutting out your daily coffee, packing lunch to work or only buying items on sale. While these tips may help you temporarily save an extra $50 or $100, they are not going to help you saveContinue reading “How I Saved My First $50,000 at 20”

Why I’ll Never Buy a New Car – Even If I’m a Millionaire

I would never buy a brand-new car, even when I become a millionaire. Why? Most new cars purchases are horrible financial decisions – especially when you’re young with a lower income. You may be thinking “I can easily afford the repayments” or maybe even “I can afford to buy it in cash, what’s the bigContinue reading “Why I’ll Never Buy a New Car – Even If I’m a Millionaire”

Is Buying Expensive Makeup Worth It?

For those of us who love makeup, it can be hard to figure out if it is worth it to buy a more expensive item. As a makeup connoisseur for the last decade, I think that it really depends! There are unfortunately a LOT of brands out there who charge obscene amounts for poor-performing products.Continue reading “Is Buying Expensive Makeup Worth It?”

My Top Tips For Thrifting Clothes

Tips on picking second-hand clothes When I buy second hand clothes, I always look at the fit, condition and material. With so many different brands and designers it is difficult to use that as a measure of a “good” item when thrift shopping. Fit I can understand why you wouldn’t want to try on itemsContinue reading “My Top Tips For Thrifting Clothes”

My Best Thrift/Op Purchases – Clothing Edition

Instead of a $200 coat, I’d rather buy one for $20 and invest $180 in the stock market. I love fashion. However, it is important for me to save and invest money. The answer to this has been second-hand shopping. Second-hand shopping lets me purchase stylish and high-quality clothes regularly without breaking the bank. IContinue reading “My Best Thrift/Op Purchases – Clothing Edition”

5 Steps To Start Saving Money

We are currently amidst some seriously chaotic times and many of us have lost our jobs (including myself!). This loss of primary income means that saving should be prioritised rather than investing. Saving money can be hard, however with these 5 steps you will be hitting your savings goals in no time! 1. Establish aContinue reading “5 Steps To Start Saving Money”

Only 35% of women can answer these financial questions correctly

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) ran a survey a couple of years ago to determine financial literacy nationwide. It found only 35 per cent of women answered all five questions correctly, compared with 50 per cent of men. I find this figure disappointing and feel that we need to work towardsContinue reading “Only 35% of women can answer these financial questions correctly”

Chase Freedom, Not Money

I’m all about chasing financial freedom, not money. Okay, but what’s the difference? Financial freedom is about being stable and comfortable to do what YOU want. Whether that is leaving a toxic job, retiring early or wanting to start a business – financial freedom allows you to live life on your terms. It is aboutContinue reading “Chase Freedom, Not Money”

How I Bought a $900 Blazer for $7

Here’s my thrift/op shop white whale. As a big advocate for second hand shopping, I wanted to share my favourite purchase – the Carla Zampatti blazer. Yes, the brand that sells blazers for around $900. I got mine for a cool $7 at my local Salvation Army, in completely mint condition. Although I’ve had thisContinue reading “How I Bought a $900 Blazer for $7”