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The Flawed Consumer’s top 5 money management fails of 2017

As we enter 2018 and I think about what I may achieve this year, I think it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year in which I started learning how to save money.   I recently outlined my Flawed Consumer achievements for 2017 and the changes I implemented over the year to take my […]

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New year. New goals. New resolutions.

The new year tends to inspire a renewed motivation within us to be proactive and take control of our lives. So many of us make a new year resolution with the greatest intentions. Sometimes we achieve these financial goals. Sometimes we get to the end of the year and forget what it was we said […]

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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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10 simple changes I’ve made to go from saving 5% to 25% of my net income in just 6 months

Today I bring you the TFC 6 month round up. Check out the 10 changes I’ve made below to learn how to save money like a pro:   1. Utilising parent/family skills As it came into winter this year, we quickly realised that our dog required a new coat. The coat she had was two […]

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How I’m funding an epic Europe trip whilst trying to be frugal!

As outlined in my post about how I saved $147.05 on a pair of Timberland boots, my beloved and I are heading off on an epic European adventure. This coming February and March, we’ll be traveling through France, England, Scotland, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.   We are treating this trip as our “last hurrah” trip. That is, our last […]

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The Imminent Arrival of Amazon Australia

I’m not the kind of person that usually looks forward to a big corporation like Amazon Australia entering the market. I’m one of those people that likes to support the small guy.   I refuse to buy milk for $1 a litre from the big guys, because I can see that the intention is to […]

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How I saved $147.05 on a pair of Timberland boots

This week I was a Flawed Consumer by buying something that I don’t necessarily need. That something is a pair of shiny new 6 inch premium Timberland boots. Not only are they shiny as hell, but they’re comfy as hell and look pretty damn fine too. And, the best bit is that they were cheap […]

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promo codes are your frugal friend

Promo codes are your frugal friend

Promo codes are great. In fact, promo codes are brilliant. Promo codes are pretty much a financial freedom seeking frugal-ist’s dream.   I don’t buy anything online without first checking for a relevant promo code. I don’t manage to find one 100% of the time. However, I probably have success 80% of the time.   […]

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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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