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 “Buy New Buttons – Not Clothes!”

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”

How I Lost 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. I did it for free andContinue reading “How I Lost 10kg/22 lbs Without Spending Any Money”

3 Signs You’re Living Above Your Means

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 “3 Signs You’re Living Above Your Means”

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?”

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 Things Not To Do When Managing Finances as a Couple

Note from The Money Marketer: This is a guest post kindly written by WealthFitzYou. Knowing how to navigate finances with your partner is so important and I’d love to help you out with that. However, I personally don’t have any experience with this as a single woman with independent finances. This is where WealthFitzYou comesContinue reading “3 Things Not To Do When Managing Finances as a Couple”

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!)”