Report #11 19th December

First question…am I allowed another month to make this look better, or are you going to let me pass with flying colours based on the extreme toughness of the 2017 financial year? So, here’s what happened to November…to put it bluntly it was a financial shitstorm. Car battery – turns out there’s only so many…

Report #10 20th November (ish) 2017

Bit late with the chat this month.  It’s been a busy month to say the least, juggling kids activities has had us on our toes, and there have been a few expensive purchases as a result.  I’m really aware that I’ve only got one pay packet to go, which in reality probably means I’m not…

Report #9 20th October 2017

The astute among you will notice that this is post number 9 in the tenth month of the year….this must mean something.  It does.  It means I fell off the minimalist no spend mo money bandwagon last month, I spent money.  I didn’t blog. It felt good – and bad in equal measure.  As a…

Report #8 20th August 2017

You’ve been on my mind, dear reader. For about 3 weeks now, I’ve been wondering how I’m going to break this to you, how I’m going to deliver the news.  Mainly I’ve been thinking about whether you’ll think I’m a failure, whether you’ll question my actions….or if you will think that I’m fighting a losing…

Report #7 July 20th 2017

So, this time last week I was enjoying some Samoan hospitality and enjoying my first ever Kava ceremony.

Report #6 – 20th June 2017

Can’t believe it’s June…..here’s my latest confessions…..I’m slipping back into my old ways…I’m blaming the cold…read on to find out what’s been going on in my wallet this month… Wins Recycle Boutique – made $35.96 this month – however I need to front up about a purchase….but..first let me explain…..I have 3 x pairs of…

Report #5 May 20th 2017

I’m sorry I’m so late with this post – It’s been a busy month, and an expensive one. I’ve not been as diligent as I should have been with keeping track of everything this month, so here’s a quick summary from the top of my head of wins and losses along with current savings balance:…

Report #4 April 20th

I move up a level tomorrow….to level 44 to be precise.  For some reason this has led to a great deal of thinking about retirement.  I guess I quite often think about ‘what will happen when…’ but I usually think…I’ve got ages until I have to think about that.  Of course I still have ages….but…

Project 333

I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading around the outskirts of my own project and have begun a kind of side venture with project 333.  I’m not really sure why I’ve decided to do this, other than I love a challenge and living minimally certainly clears my head. What is Project 333 – well – copying…

Report #3 March 20th

Short and sweet this week – I’ve had to alter my reporting tactics slightly.  This month is the last month you will see a cumulative total of the mo’ money account.  Going forward I’ll show you my monthly savings and once I’ve reported it to you (you’re just going to have to trust me here)…

Mo’ Money gets real….real tough

Dear Mo’Money….It’s been 2 weeks since my last confession. TBH it’s not been great…here’s my list of poor excuses: Kids birthdays….other kids and my own kid…. dinner out for said birthday…. tow bar – for family bike rides of the future getting lights fitted at home…yeah I know…my bad plants for the garden….gotta stop a…

Report #2 February 2017

I’ve been DIY crazy for the last few weekends – my wee weatherboard house needs a bit of TLC so I’ve been sanding, scraping filling gaps and painting – all of this has been done without shelling out any $…so far….There are a few rotten bits of wood crumbling away by my doorstep, I’m in the…