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”

The $13.95 Product that Transformed My Hair

I am someone who takes really great care of my hair. I invest significant time, effort and money to make sure it looks great – probably something to do with being South Asian. Through this, I have tried higher-end products to see if a higher price would give me a better result. The results areContinue reading “The $13.95 Product that Transformed My Hair”

5 Free Things To Do in the Brisbane CBD

I recently got back from a trip to Brisbane and was surprised that I spent $0 on attractions! Here are six places that you can visit for absolutely free. Brisbane Botanical Gardens – Not only are these stunning gardens beautiful to explore on your own, but free guided walks are also avaliable daily. Queensland MuseumContinue reading “5 Free Things To Do in the Brisbane CBD”

Spending an extra $27.40 a day means blowing $10,000 a year. 5 Frugal Habits That Transformed My Life

Building wealth requires a focus on frugal living and prioritising what is really important to you. This is not the same as being cheap or stingy! Being frugal means spending money on what you place value on.  We all know to bring lunch from home, make coffee at work and have pre-drinks before a nightContinue reading “Spending an extra $27.40 a day means blowing $10,000 a year. 5 Frugal Habits That Transformed My Life”