How to earn more flybuys points

How to earn more flybuys points from a 2018 top 5% earner

In 2018 I earnt a whopping 60,899 flybuys points and in the top 5% of earners in Australia. In 2018 I got $452 for free across my rewards partners, but how did I do this on my $40 weekly shopping budget? This article will share my top five tips to increase your flybuys points and put more money in your pocket for 2019.

Over $1000 given to charity through the $40 Grocery Challenge

Photograph of Australian money with the text own your beliefs - how the $40 grocery challenge have allowed over $1000 in charitable giving on the average Australian wage - the Economiss

You want to give more but you don’t think it’s possible, let me prove to you that you can. This year I’ve already given over $1090 to charity this year and some small hacks in your grocery budget can mean you too can eat organic, free range meat, eggs and milk, shop for $40 a week and give more to charity. Today I will share with you the story behind the $40 grocery challenge and show you how!

Third quarter 2018 expenditure breakdown

Third quarter 2018 expenditure breakdown

There are now 6 pay fortnights until the end of 2018, I was saving $818 a fortnight, I’ve taken another look and tightened my budget further to increase this to $1000 a fortnight after I was hit by a large tax bill in September with more to come in November. I will not be making deposit by Christmas but I will work as hard to get as close as possible. Read on for my third quarterly expenditure report for 2018…

Book club: Minimalism – Live a Meaningful Life

On the left side of the photograph the backround is green and says - The Minimalists - Live a meaningful life - how th eprocess of minimalism can bring you many riches - The economiss. On the Right hand side is a photo of Kim holding a cup of coffee with her Minimalism book in the background

Minimalism defines a lifestyle different to what advertising campaigns sell us. We get up, exercise, commute, work, commute, eat, sleep and repeat the process five times a week. Weekends are spent recovering: cleaning our homes, washing clothes, grocery shopping, meal prepping, seeing friends and family and getting ready to start over again. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? The Minimalists preach a different life than the one advertising campaigns sell us: a smaller house, fewer possessions, rich relationships and better health. Today I will delve into three important messages I got from The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus’ book, Minimalism.

Women in Wealth: Kate Joyner

Photograph of Dr Kate Joyner with the text Women in Wealth: Dr Kate Joyner. climbing the corporate ladder, studying and buying a place on your own

Kate Joyner came from humble beginnings. She has worked her way up through her career in the education sector and public service completing her undergraduate, Master of Business Administration and PhD qualifications alongside working and caring for her family and also saving to purchase her first unit. This article details Kate’s insights, sacrifices and journey towards buying a unit in Brisbane on her own and provides some key insights for first home owners.

Book club: Lean in: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

Lean in - Photograph of Kimberly holding Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean in. Kimberly is wearing a white t-shirt that reads Feminist across the chest. On the right there is text that reads: Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In - three takeaways to fuel my financial journey - The Economiss

Societal norms and expectations mean women have a complex map to navigate when it comes to finances as well as other areas of their lives. For women choosing any career path where they are an employee it’s important to remember, your income is your greatest asset. Today I draw on three key insights I learnt from Sandberg’s book, Lean In, to apply to my financial journey: to push past the Tiara syndrome, to negotiate differently and to be authentic and real.

Three benefits of being single for budgeting

Image of two girl emojis with an red background and the statement, 3 reasons why being single is awesome for your finances

I used to believe I couldn’t buy a house without a husband but now I firmly believe that being single has so many benefits for your finances. The sooner I started backing myself the more intentional I have become with my finances and the closer I am getting to my goal of the illusive $60,000 deposit by Christmas 2018. This week’s post aims to inspire other single Aussie millennials with my top three reasons of how being single is beneficial for budgeting and reaching your financial dreams!