Frugal Friday Frenzy

I’ve been inspired by the FIRE Movement to save more money so I’ve been sharing some money saving tips each week with a Frugal Friday Five. Here’s the monthly round-up of them!

How’d I do?

So, this year, I’m surrendering to being the most me I can be, let the chips fall where they may. I’m leaning into my interests more and letting the rest go. I hope there will be more and more writing, reading, dancing, walking, exercising, studying, Taylor singing, comedy quoting and wig snatching to come thisContinue reading “How’d I do?”

This Girl is on Fire Part 2

Since discovering the F.I.R.E. (Financial-Independence-Retire-Early) movement, I’ve been motivated to see how I can earn more money, spend less of it and invest the gap. This has been a fun challenge for me and I’ve enjoyed being a joyful frugalista and am inspired by the community in particular THE Joyful Frugalista, Mr Money Mustache, VickiContinue reading “This Girl is on Fire Part 2”

This girl is on FIRE!

“Everybody uses the FIRE acronym (Financial-Independence-Retire-Early) because it is catchy and “Early Retirement” sounds desirable. But for most people who get there, Financial Independence does not mean the end of your working career. Instead it means, “Complete freedom to be the best, most powerful, energetic, happiest and most generous version of You that you can possibly be.”Does thisContinue reading “This girl is on FIRE!”

Recalibrate the Universe

I loved watching the series, “Modern Love” which is inspired by real-life stories of love in many different forms. Love at first sight, friendship, navigating dating, the one-that-got-away, marriage counselling, grieving, families and more.

Vetty vs. dating

It’s been over a year since I summoned up the courage to ‘put myself out there’ by online dating. Please, no medal for bravery required, but I do appreciate the sentiment. It did involve the challenges of leaving the house, trying to look nice and talking to strangers. Here’s what I learned from 13 firstContinue reading “Vetty vs. dating”

The November edition

What I’m currently stanning… What… I’m reading… BOOK “Bali Daze” by Cat Wheeler.  Hilarious and honest real-life stories from Canadian Cat Wheeler about her life as a long-term resident of Ubud. “So here I am living happily ever after with my dogs and parrots, a few metres from the jungle and about a centimetre fromContinue reading “The November edition”

Bali Spirit

As predicted, I’m still banging on about my September trip to Bali. Beyond the Bintang and the braids, it is a deeply spiritual place with much to teach us. Daily Devotions: The Balinese seem to be constantly in a state of prayer and ritual. They make offerings, called Canang sari, to the gods and spiritsContinue reading “Bali Spirit”

Power up

Of course, I love supporting children and families, but surely, I could still do that from the comfort of the ivory tower rather than from the mud on the frontline.

Be a Badass

I’m a total convert to Badassery after reading Jen Sincero’s excellent book, “You are a Badass at Making Money”. I love the sass, spirit and practicality as she debunks money blocks and calls us to action. See exert below about the way many of us think we can’t simultaneously be rich and enjoy life: IfContinue reading “Be a Badass”