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”

3 Online Shopping Hacks To Save You Money

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”

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!”

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 Weight 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. Here’s how I lost weight forContinue reading “How I Lost Weight 10kg/22 lbs Without Spending Any Money”

Are You Living Above Your Means? Here Are 3 Signs To Watch Out For

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 “Are You Living Above Your Means? Here Are 3 Signs To Watch Out For”

How To Save Money Without Giving Up Everything You Love

There seems to be a common misconception that if you want to save money you need to give up everything fun. No takeaway coffees, no international trips, no brunch out with friends, no shopping – it all sounds pretty sad. And frankly, is it even worth saving money if you will be miserable in life?Continue reading “How To Save Money Without Giving Up Everything You Love”

What’s Your Money Personality?

I stumbled across a fascinating study by Kansas State University that came up with four different ways that we view money. You can check out the study here. Our attitudes towards money is shaped by so many different factors such as our upbringing, income and our social circles and understanding this can help set youContinue reading “What’s Your Money Personality?”

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 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”