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How To Protect Yourself From Online Fraud This Christmas

The Christmas holiday period is the biggest retail shopping event of the year. As a result, fraudsters try to sneakily scam us all of our hard earned cash over this period. Here’s 5 ways you can protect yourself from online fraud this Christmas.   Only shop online using secure HTTP (HTTPS) Hyper Text Transfer Protocol […]

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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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open your eyes and shop around to save money

Open your damn eyes

As I sit down to write this blog entry this evening, one thing is making me very happy.   I am currently sitting in the light of two down lights that are now only consuming 14 watts by being on, instead of the inefficient 100 watts that they were drawing less than two weeks ago. […]

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