A 24-year-old marketing manager who has earned net worth in excess of $ 420,000 in five years has shared the “ cheap ” meal prep recipes she vows to boost her bank balance and stay on budget.
Queenie Tan, from Sydney, said her financial success gradually accumulated after she began researching and investing at the age of 19.
Queenie now has a diverse financial portfolio after purchasing her first property in 2019 worth $ 500,000 with a $ 100,000 down payment.
In her last YouTube clipQueenie said she can easily earn a fortnight’s worth of meal-prep lunches and dinners for as little as $ 67.
A 24-year-old marketing manager who has made net worth in excess of $ 420,000 in five years has shared the ‘cheap’ meal prep recipes she swears by (Queenie Tan in the photo)
Queenie said she can easily make a fortnight’s worth of meal-prep lunches and dinners for as little as $ 67 (cook photo), and she’s trying to prepare meals for between $ 3 and $ 4 per serving
“The total for all these meals was only $ 67 and I saved $ 4.02 by using a cash back credit card, which I recommend you do,” Queenie said in the video.
“In total, each meal costs between $ 3 and $ 4 per serving.”
Queenie said the reason she prefers to prepare her food at home, rather than eating out at restaurants and cafes, is because you can “ make a lot of food, save a lot of money ” and keep your budget on track. remains.
She tries to prepare all of her meals in one afternoon to minimize clean up, mess and discomfort.
Queenie (pictured) makes a lot of food at home because you can ‘make quite a lot of food, save a lot of money’ and keep your budget on track
How to make Queenie Tan’s cheap fried rice
Queenie (pictured) shared how to make her favorite cheap fried rice
Three cloves of garlic
Green spring onions
Large bowl of rice, cooked (refrigerated day-old rice is best)
Tablespoon of sesame oil
Tablespoon of soy sauce
Tablespoon of Japanese mayonnaise
Tablespoon of oyster sauce
1. Cook your rice a day before making the fried rice and let it cool completely in the refrigerator.
2. Finely chop your shallots, garlic and spring onions.
Beat your three eggs and add the chopped garlic.
Add vegetable oil to the pan and add your shallots and green onions. You should use vegetable oil instead of olive oil as it has less flavor and won’t take over your dish.
Add the eggs and garlic to the pan until cooked.
6. Finally, add your cooled rice to the pan and mix everything together.
In the meantime, you can cook thawed shrimp in vegetable oil.
8. Add your shrimp to the pan with the rice along with the sesame oil, oyster sauce, Japanese mayonnaise and soy sauce.
9. Mix everything around and serve hot or cold.
Source: Invest with Queenie
Queenie (pictured) said if you want to save a lot of money on your groceries buying ingredients in bulk is when there’s something special
On this special occasion, Queenie said she had created four different dishes – all of which could be taken to work for lunch or eaten for dinner over a two-week period.
The meals she prepared were fried rice, Asian shrimp pasta, pasta with pesto, and a vegetarian lasagna.
“You can try to save money by buying ingredients in bulk if it’s something special,” she said of her grocery bill.
“I buy my soy milk from Amazon because I found that when I buy it from Amazon and buy a little more than usual, I actually save about 20 percent.”
This really adds up over the course of the year as Queenie uses it to make coffee every day.
Queenie (pictured) also shared her other money-saving tips for keeping the cost of groceries down, including using loyalty cards and doing as much of her shopping online as possible
Queenie shared her other money-saving tips for keeping the cost of groceries down, including using loyalty cards and doing as much of her shopping online as possible.
“I get $ 10 off my groceries every two months with my loyalty cards, that’s about $ 60 a year that I save,” Queenie said.
She also makes many of her purchases online, then picks up some niche items from Aldi.
“You can buy French wine from Aldi for less than $ 10,” Queenie said.
“The quality of the wine isn’t bad, but Aldi only chooses a few wines for their store so they can go straight to the winemakers and order really large quantities at a discounted price.”
This is how you make Queenie Tan’s Asian shrimp paste
A tablespoon of sesame oil
A tablespoon of oyster sauce
A tablespoon of soy sauce
Finely chop the spring onions and garlic.
2. Cook the thawed shrimp in vegetable oil.
3. Add the garlic and spring onions to the pan with the shrimp. Add your oyster sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil.
4. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package and mix well.
The 24-year-old also stock up on frozen vegetables when she’s in Aldi, as she said it doesn’t really matter if you buy a major brand or private label (cook photo)
The 24-year-old stocks a stock of frozen vegetables when she’s in Aldi, as she said it doesn’t really matter whether you’re buying a major brand or a private label.
Finally, Queenie said you should always shop off a grocery list to make sure you don’t go overboard with spending.
“This means you waste less food because you only buy what you need and use,” she said.
Queenie (pictured) picks up niche supermarket items from Aldi, including their $ 10 Aldi supermarket wine
Speaking to FEMAIL earlier, Queenie revealed how she has built up her wealth.
By listening to audiobooks, Queenie quickly learned that investing was the key to generating a passive income to work towards achieving financial flexibility and freedom.
Each month, Queenie can invest up to $ 5,000 through her six sources of income and use the apartment’s equity.
Queenie admitted she quit her marketing degree and decided to apply because she lived from paycheck to paycheck, making just $ 400 a week.
“When I was 19 and left home, I had no savings and only covered the bare minimum, so I decided to take the opportunity to drop out of college – luckily it paid off,” she said.
The impressive net worth is calculated by the total number of assets, minus any debt.
She said these assets include her property value, stock and cryptocurrency portfolio, compensation account, savings, and retirement. The mortgage debt is the only obligation.
Queenie’s financial portfolio is diverse, but mainly consists of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) through CMC Markets – a platform that allows users to buy both Australian and international stocks at a low brokerage fee.
She also uses a platform called Stake to buy US stocks because it is ‘easy to use’ and also has a low brokerage fee.
Alternative Australian ETF platforms known to be useful for beginners include the Raiz, Spaceship and the CommSec pocket app.
“I invest $ 5,000 every month to keep my balance and usually try to follow the market before I buy,” she said.
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