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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

July 2019 Wrap-Up

Image result for pouring moneyThis post is super late because I didnt get it finished before going to the States for a month. Woopsie!

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Turning home into a rental

Let's start with the obvious - turning your home into a rental is hard.

First, there's the moving out - we all know moving is hard, but add into that wanting to leave the place in perfect condition because any tiny smudges are still your problem.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Beating Brown Bag Boredom

Image result for sad brown bag lunch
One of the biggest costs of working in an office can be lunches - a 'low cost' takeaway can be $10 a day, whereas a fancier lunch can run up to $30.. plus drinks. For office workers going out to lunch every day can cost up to $100 a week.

Bringing lunch from home (Brown Bagging) is an easy way to bring the costs down, but after a while ham and cheese sandwiches get really boring. While it can be tempting to go out for some variety, it's easy to change up the basics to keep things interesting, and on budget.

Monday, 17 June 2019

May 2019 Wrap-Up

Image result for winter naps animalIt is Winter and it's 100% time for naps. Staying awake and motivated is becoming a challenging and sunlight is a rare commodity.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Friday, 5 April 2019

March 2019 Wrap-Up

It is simultaneously 'only April' and 'OMG how is it April already!' March absolutely flew by, to be honest I barely remember what happened.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Lifestyle Level-up! New house

Guess what, we bought a house! A real, full sized house. After four and a half years in our 90m2 two-bedroom courtyard home we've decided to stretch out into a three-bedroom, two bathroom monster.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Reflections for 28 years

Thirty years is creeping up on me, but I'm not there yet!! I recently turned twenty-eight, and while it's not thirty yet, I definitely feel like a Real Proper Adult(tm) now. Turning eighteen was an entire decade ago. I've been living out of home for five years, and I've been working in a #ProperJob for seven.

In honour of my 28 spins around the sun, it's time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the future.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

January 2019 Update - All those houses

Happy New Year!! and guess what? Happy New House!! 2019 is going to be a weird new year with so many changes.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Skip boring side hustles and monetise your hobbies

Side Hustles have become all the rage in the last few years. Whether it's caused by stagnating wages, lack of attachment to our careers, a desire to earn more, or dipping the toe into self-employment, the rates of side hustles are rising. To go with it are rising stress levels are we find ourselves working eight hours a day at our regular job, and another 2-3 hours on our side hustles.

For many people side hustles equal burnout. It means less time on our hobbies, less time with our friends and family, and less time recharging doing nothing.

Still keen to side hustle? The trick is in your choices.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Maintaining Motivation : New Years and Beyond

Credit: Lazy Photo Dad
The start of a fresh new year fills everyone with energy. We make plans, set ambitious goals, and say we'll do better than last year. We'll go to the gym, we'll save more money, we'll spend more time with friends and family, and less time brainless on the couch watching reruns.

For the first couple of weeks, we stick to those goals. We're filled with fire, enthusiasm, and energy. The excitement of something new keeps us going. But as the weeks pass, and we return to work after the Christmas break, our fire burns out. It's easy to fall back into a rut, and our goals fall by the wayside.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Adult Goals: December 2018

2018 is done and dusted. The last six months of setting adult goals and trying to make better habits
was, well it was interesting.

The second half of December was a great recharge with Christmas holidays. I fell off the adulting goals bandwagon, but I kept my finances in line and I caught up on my sleep for the first time all year.
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