Money Diary of a 25-year-old HR Admin in Melbourne | Dec. 8th-15th, 2018

After reading a few money diaries out there, I thought I’d give this thing a shot! I love discussing finances and seeing how my peers live. I also think seeing things outside of my statement could put my spending habits in a different perspective.


Saturday, Dec 8th
2pm – For lunch, we went to a nearby McDonald’s… $18
5pm – I read a few articles that eczema cream helps with KP so I went out to grab a baby eczema cream from The Chemist Warehouse… $20
6pm – After dinner, I treated Dan and myself to Starbucks… $10.60
6:30pm – A little mishap while on the train and accidentally loaded up my card with another transit pass and top-up money… $175

Sunday, Dec 9th
9:30am – I went into the city and purchased a Christmas gift from Perfect Position for my work family back at home… $19.96
4pm – Was hitting a wall and went to 7-11 across the street for an iced coffee… $2

Monday, Dec 10th
11am – Finally decided to gather the courage up and get laser hair removal after getting fed up with shaving my armpits on a daily basis in this hot country. The clinic was having a Christmas sale of $9 per session for armpits if you prepay for 10 sessions. I also ended up getting their aftercare system as well… $180.67
12pm – Hit the wall again and grabbed a cup of coffee at 7-11… $1
12:30pm – Tomorrow is my first day of work so I went to Woolsworth to buy some grocery for my lunch meal prep… $34.57

Tuesday, Dec 11th
8am – Grabbed a cup of coffee from 7-11 to start the day… $1

Wednesday, Dec 12th
8am – Grabbed a cup of coffee from 7-11 to start the day… $1
12:38pm – Went to get a coffee and a snack with a colleague… $7.30
7pm – We went to the Summer Night Market and withdrew some money for the cash-only event… $28 ($25 spending limit w/ $3 ATM withdraw fee)

Thursday, Dec 13th
8am – Grabbed a coffee and a loaf of banana bread from 7-11… $3
5pm – I read a few blog posts about a caffeine shampoo that promotes healthier hair and hair growth. I’m self-conscious of my hair at the moment so I’m willing to try anything and picked up the shampoo from The Chemist Warehouse… $14.99
5:15pm – Grabbed some dinner at Sushi Hub… $6.60
5:15pm – Also grabbed some dessert for Dan and me from Uncle Tetsu… $11.30

Friday, Dec 14th
8am – Grabbed a coffee from 7-11… $1
1pm – Forgot my lunch so I had to buy lunch… $15

Saturday, Dec 15th
12pm – I believe this run’s groceries at Woolsworth included next week’s lunches as well as some snacks and dinner… $68.85


Total for the week? $619.84

So… obviously, this isn’t great, haha. I did splurge a bit with the services and got caught up with some of reviews for the products. I was a bit annoyed that I messed up with my transit pass but whatever – it’s all good because I would’ve had to purchase it down the line anyways.

In hindsight, I also didn’t need to buy the aftercare laser treatment kit from my clinic as well but oh wells, haha… I’ll use it throughout my entire sessions anyways.

6 thoughts on “Money Diary of a 25-year-old HR Admin in Melbourne | Dec. 8th-15th, 2018

  1. This is actually a great idea! I should do the same, but honestly, I am bit scared.
    My spending habbits aren’t great!

    So laser hair removal might be worth it? I have been thinking so often about it!

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    1. I was so scared at first as well but after logging in a few entries, it started to get a little fun! The worst is just remembering to log the entry somewhere but I’ve been slacking and sort of just download my statements everytime I plan to do another Money Diary, lol.

      It’s definitely an eye-opening experiece for sure to see how much you can spend in a week… like, I still can’t believe I spent $600 that week!

      Oh my gosh, I don’t regret starting the sessions. After the first round, I’ve noticed incredible difference already! I shave only once a week and the hairs are pretty light. I can’t wait to see how the results will turn out after sessions 2 and 3. Definitely give it a go!

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  2. Wow something different for me to read 😁 listing down my expenses has never been a good idea for me; i got anxiety attack seeing numbers lol! But somehow I like reading this…made me think “it’s time for a proper budgeting” 😂
    Have a great day! 😊

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    1. Aww, thank you! I’m happy you enjoyed reading it – I had the same feeling when I first read another Money Diary as well. I hope your anxiety isn’t too bad to prevent you from ever trying this in the future! It’s definitely not as bad as you think at the end of the week 🙂

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