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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Save money through free exercise so you can lose your gym membership now.

How to save money through free exercise: Use or lose your gym membership now

Recently, three of my work colleagues were talking about their gym memberships. All three of them paid $12.95 a week for their membership. But, here’s the thing; only one of them went to the gym twice a week. Another one went about once a month. And the other one hadn’t been in 6 months and […]

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How buying bulk and being a little organised is saving me $1200 a year

Other than specials and promo codes, the best way to save money when shopping is to buy in bulk. As I mentioned in my post about cutting out takeaway costs by making batches of freezable dinners for lazy dinner nights, bulk is usually only cost effective if you don’t switch on an extra fridge/freezer to […]

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Cheap Food: The fool proof way to stop buying takeaway on lazy nights

I’m guilty of buying takeaway when I can’t be bothered to cook. But, takeaway is not cheap food, especially if you only get one meal out of it.   Before becoming TFC, I would get takeaway for dinner every Friday night. Most of the time this would be pizza, sometimes Thai or Indian. This cost […]

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*Mic drop… I just joined a library. Obviously, I’m super thrifty these days.

As a new adoptee of a thrifty lifestyle, I have a confession to make… Eight weeks ago I spent $39 on a brand new Lonely Planet Guide about Western Europe. In my mind, I needed a last big “hoorah” trip before settling down and having kids. And Europe was to be it.   To date, […]

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Non energy efficient light globe picture. Article about changing to LED globes to reduce electricity costs.

Changing light bulbs: The highlight of my week

My beloved and I have only been in our first house for about 4 months, 2 of which were spent just trying to keep our darling, sweetheart (read as turd) of a dog to stay in the yard.   That activity alone cost us about 4 weekends, 3 days of leave from work and about […]

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Picture of hammer showing DIY to save money - The Flawed Consumer.

Becoming “rich” and forgetting your skills

When I was in high school and University I had a part time job at an auto retailer. During my time there, I learned a thing or two about cars. I learned how to change my oil and oil filter, how to change my air and fuel filters, how to flush my radiator and change […]

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