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!)”

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!”

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”

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”