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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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 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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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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Welcome to my frugal soap box

Hi there. You might have heard a thing or two about being frugal to save money. Frugal living seems to be all the rage these days (that and fidget spinners!).   With rising housing costs and a volatile job market, one could be forgiven for thinking that it’s just simply too hard to get ahead […]

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