If I could turn back time I would take back my car loan costs

If I could turn back time

I’ve made a lot of unintelligent financial choices over the years. Despite my modern day frugal living, I still make silly financial decisions. I don’t regret a lot of them, as I’ve experienced some pretty great things throughout my life thus far.   The one thing I do regret however, is succumbing to the fancy […]

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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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Beware! The Lifestyle Creep May Be Stalking You

Are you earning more income, but not saving any more of it? Have possessions, foods and entertainment that were once luxuries become necessities? Beware!… The Lifestyle Creep may be stalking you.   Lifestyle Creep is defined by Investopedia as “a situation where people’s lifestyle or standard of living improves as their discretionary income rises either […]

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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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How Grand Theft Auto V led me to seek financial freedom

Before embarking on my path towards financial freedom, we used to spend lots of our weekend time watching Netflix or playing the Playstation.   In fact, I usually dedicated my Friday nights to beer, pizza and Grand Theft Auto V.   For anyone who has played GTA V, you’d know that it includes a virtual […]

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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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How to find cheap fuel

Over the recent Christmas and new year period, my beloved and I visited my family in northern New South Wales. As we approached town, we realised that we would soon need petrol. So, I kept my eye out for prices at all of the petrol stations along the way.   Throughout the roughly 5 kilometre […]

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Cheap cleaning products: How to make a natural all-purpose cleaning spray for 15 cents

As outlined in my recent post, I have gone from saving 5% to 25% of my net income in 6 months. I achieved this by implementing numerous lifestyle and frugal living changes to reduce my expenses.   As a result, I’m now at the pointy end of the scale; finding myself struggling to find more […]

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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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