Reducing the discretionary spend – October 2020 results

So... October has turned out to be a bit of an odd month. The good news is that discretionary spending on food is the lowest it's been this financial year - hopefully I can continue this trend, especially now that I have my Thermomix and I'm more likely to have pre-prepped meals available. I do … Continue reading Reducing the discretionary spend – October 2020 results

I may have just joined a cult. Reducing the discretionary spend – September 2020 results

Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have seen or responded to this tweet that I posted late last month. https://twitter.com/FIREforOneAus/status/1310077482360422400?s=20 After checking out the replies and also quizzing personal friends via Facebook, all of whom said they use theirs a lot/all the time, I decided to splurge and bought myself one. After … Continue reading I may have just joined a cult. Reducing the discretionary spend – September 2020 results

Savings rate challenge results – June 2020 and overall year

Well, this is it! My twelve months is up - achievement unlocked! This process I've followed of running a proper budget and tracking everything I spend has been a really interesting, if sometimes tedious, exercise. It's certainly brought sharply into focus those areas where I knew I was probably wasting quite a bit of money … Continue reading Savings rate challenge results – June 2020 and overall year

Savings rate challenge results – May 2020

Eleven months down, one to go! Finally, as mentioned in April's savings rate challenge post, I hit one of my financial goals in early May - I now have 6 months' full pay saved in my emergency fund! Boy, it's nice to hit this one. It's interesting how achieving a goal like this significantly reduces … Continue reading Savings rate challenge results – May 2020