cheap beer brewing

Beer O’Clock Brewing Sessions: An Introduction To Cheap Beer Brewing

When we started making adjustments to our lifestyle in order to cut spending and increase savings, there were plenty of things that I was willing to sacrifice for the sake of our financial future. However, beer was not one of them. Consequently, in order to continue to keep beer in our lives, I opted for […]

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Paying off my car loan debt

The Final Curtain Call For Our Car Loan Debt

Where it all began… On July 31 2015, my beloved and I took out a $25,000 variable interest rate car loan for a used SUV with 7000kms on the clock. Throughout its term, the interest on this loan varied between 9.95% and 10.39%.   As I’ve spoken about previously, my beloved and I really didn’t […]

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How to negotiate a better deal using the principles of negotiation

Good negotiation skills are a key tool for your wealth maximisation toolbox

Recently, I wrote about how I negotiated a competitive discount with my electricity supplier. In this post, I spoke about how research, preparation and a little bit of courage are paramount to negotiating a good deal. Consequently, I thought I would elaborate further by sharing my thoughts on how to negotiate a better deal by […]

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always get more than one quote

30 Second Finance: 4. 8 June 2018 – Always get more than one quote for any work you get done!

Before I started working in my current team, I had no idea about best value practices. If I needed to get some work done on my car or buy an expensive item, I used to get a quote from someone and if it seemed reasonable, I’d do it.   However, if the quote seemed unreasonable […]

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How to save money on electricity: Don’t put off the awkward conversations!

Putting off the awkward conversations As part of my frugality adventures, I’ve been on a cost cutting mission for just over a year. In doing so, we’ve cut back our travel, groceries, alcohol, hobbies, takeaway and entertainment costs. These costs were easy for me to make a change to, as they were all self-imposed and […]

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Achieve Wealth The Easy Way: The Flawed Consumer turns 1.

The Flawed Consumer Turns 1!

Happy Birthday, well, Me! Today marks one year since I started The Flawed Consumer in my quest to Achieve Wealth The Easy Way.   To mark this occasion, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite posts, achievements, failures and guest posts throughout year one of this financial independence adventure I’m on…   Favourite […]

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The unexpected benefits of being frugal

The Unexpected Benefits Of Being Frugal

As I recently mentioned in my Meet Spendy McSpender post, I’ve been on my frugal adventures for a year now. Throughout that year I’ve made a lot of frugal changes to our lives which have helped us cut our expenses and debt, as well as increase our savings.   These improvements to our personal finances were the […]

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30 Second Finance: 3. 11 May 2018 – Tips for selling second hand items

Here are my tips for selling second hand goods online: Set the price higher then you’re willing to accept to allow for negotiation room. Do your research and be realistic about the value of your item. Sell items that are in good condition (i.e. not junk unless it’s an antique). Or, be willing to give these […]

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How to save money as a new parent: An interview with a new mum on all things kids and money.

As a lady in my early 30’s, having children is now at the forefront of my mind. As a result, I’ve been wondering lately about the costs of having children and ways in which one could save money as a new parent.   Consequently, I’ve sought out an interview from a new mum I happen […]

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30 second tips: How to save on flights.

30 Second Finance: 2. 4 May 2018 – How to save money on flights

When booking your flights, there’s a number of things to keep in mind to help you save money: The day of the week you travel – Tuesdays and Wednesdays are often the cheapest days of the week to travel, with Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays notoriously more expensive. Plan your trip for the off-season or shoulder […]

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