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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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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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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Save money on travel: 8 tips to help you save money at your destination!

My beloved and I have returned from our epic European adventure. It was indeed epic, amazing, and the best trip of our lives. Along the way, I learned a few more tips to help you save money on travel that I’d like to share with you…   Choose apartments as much as possible Apartments are […]

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Cheap Cleaning Products: How to make a cheap, natural glass and bathroom cleaner

The latest addition to my cheap and easy cleaning products repertoire is my homemade glass and bathroom cleaner.   Like the all-purpose spray I’ve been making for about 15 cents per bottle, my glass cleaner only contains a few ingredients that are cheap and easy to find.   The key active ingredient in this recipe […]

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Save money walking your ass off!

During my normal working week, I run 5-6 kms every lunch time and walk another 5 kms in total before and after walk.   However, when I go on holidays, I really go on holidays! As a consequence, I eat a lot of food, don’t run… And drink far too much!   Back in 2009, […]

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5 Tips To Help You Save Money On Travel

Travel is a wonderful, eye-opening experience. However, the cost of travel can be off-putting. Fortunately, there’s many different ways you can save money on travel:   1. The trick with accommodation is to do your research Firstly, figure out where is going to be a convenient location to base yourself at. For me, I always look […]

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Be frugal: How to make a natural washing powder for just 3 cents per load

As outlined in my recent post, How to make cheap cleaning products for 15 cents, I’ve started to make my own cleaning products as part of my quest to be frugal to reduce debt and increase savings.   Not only are home-made cleaning products cheaper, but I can make them as naturally as I want. […]

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superannuation retirement account investing

If you’re not actively managing your superanuation retirement fund, read this now!

12 months ago, I didn’t even know the log in details for my online access to my superannuation retirement fund. When I was in my 20’s, a retirement account was of no interest.   This was probably due to the fact that in my 20’s, money was only of interest if I could access it […]

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