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Big Kid, Little Adult
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It’s almost the end of Nov! Better later than never. It took me a little while to get back into it. I kept pushing it off as I wanted to release the financial reports first but seriously, I just need to get back into it to get the momentum going again. Here’s the September report ... [Read more...] The post Acorns | September’s Report appeared first on Big Kid, Little Adult. ...
Posted: Nov 19 2017 @ 9:13 PM
Silence. That’s the sound around here for this month. I do have posts to write. I have reports to share – I haven’t shared any of my September reports, for starters. But it’s just been a bit tough around here. We started the month with school holidays which usually means I actively take time away from my computers for that digital detox. That was planned, and non-sinister. But halfway through the school holidays, ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 6:25 PM
I thought for a bit of balance after my last post about 5 things I don’t do, I should point out the 5 very-not-frugal things that I do actually do that many in the PF world might frown upon. 1. We do pay a subscription fee for Spotify. Before Spotify, the husband would purchase CDs. So Spotify is actually cheaper than CDs especially because our music taste ranges quite widely. We tried ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Well, I’m not really sure these will still be considered ‘frugal’. Maybe I should just rename it to Foodie Friday. 2 weeks ago was vegetarian-ish week. I felt like we have had meat in our menu for quite a bit more than usual due to my sudden obsession with finding discounted mince and cuts of meat at the supermarket so it was time to revert to our more usual ways. I ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Let’s not kid ourselves. These aren’t really frugal tips, these are just things I don’t do. I say ‘wannabe’ because I’m getting there. I’m still very much learning and I don’t think I’m truly a frugal person yet. I’m not posting this to brag about it either, nor am I saying you need to follow them. It may be different for you – so if you have different things you ...
Posted: Sep 24 2017 @ 6:30 PM
I watched Minimalism: A documentary about the important things some months ago after reading many recommendations to watch it. You can watch it on Netflix, if you have a subscription. I believe it’s on the Apple and Google store as well, but don’t quote me on that. The premise of the film is fairly simple. Two guys, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are crossing the country (USA) on a book ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 12:20 AM
In my last Financial Report, I mentioned a no-buy week. It’s a fairly new thing to our household so I thought I’d document it on the blog. Basically, I’m way too ‘good’ at shopping at the grocery store. I love to stockpile because I hate being caught out without. I’m not quite to the extent of the stockpiling mums that appear on A Current Affair, but I do have drawers ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Time for another look at how Acorns is doing. The Acorns Experiment I am running a 12 month experiment with Acorns where I will be investing $100 a month as a regular investment and also allowing it to do ’round-ups’ to invest the spare change from my spendings. Acorns has a standard monthly fee of $1.25  for account values under $5000 and my personal view is that it is an exorbitant fee ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Time for another financial report! August was a really lean month, blogging wise. Funnily enough that echoed on the financial side too. It felt like we were just shovelling money out the door! But we did have some wins which I think are worth celebrating so here goes: Before the numbers My car battery gave up the ghost. I was just thinking that it was time to get a new car battery ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 2:18 AM
After my last post, I took some time to myself. In reality, it was only about a week but for that week, I felt no inclination to post anything on my blog. Not because of the blog, but more because words are a way of expressing myself and I didn’t know how to express what was going on within me. Accidents happen every day of the week. I cannot explain why ...
Posted: Aug 27 2017 @ 6:30 PM


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