Shop around for fuel. Fuel price comparison websites help find cheap fuel in my area.

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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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 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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Cheap travel for tight asses: How to be thrifty when travelling

Travel is usually enjoyable and fun. Often it’s a reward for getting through another year at work. However, cheap travel is hard to find. I’ve only recently embarked on my path of effective money management to achieve comfortable wealth and financial freedom. So, I haven’t traditionally sought out cheap travel or been thrifty with money […]

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