This is a guest post by Bailey Harris. An automobile is a status symbol for some, but much more than that for the majority of people. It’s basic transportation, something that is absolutely necessary in our modern society. It’s also one of our largest expenditures. Most people aren’t able to simply take enough money out […]
Finding joy in the simple things in life is the cornerstone of frugality. Frugal people know that happiness can’t be purchased. But this idea goes against the grain of our modern consumer society. We are instead constantly told that life isn’t complete without X, Y or Z product. So in the face of constant advertising, […]
I’ve admitted it before: I fail my fellow females when it comes to fashion. An addendum: I’m also not a shoe girl. High heels, ballerina flats, wedges, sneakers, open toe, knee-high boots, sandals, thongs, classic pumps… Yawn. I avoid shoe shops like the plague, just as I want to avoid the freebies that come with […]
Frugality is the wise use of all of your available resources.It is a personal balancing act of prioritising your time, your money and the environment you live in. The exact manifestation of frugality will be unique to your own personal circumstances.
End of year sales are a great opportunity to purchase the things that you need at bargain prices. This time is also a credit card company’s favourite time of the year. To get the most out of the end of year sales and walk away with some great bargains without the slap-in-the-face credit card bill […]
It’s been just over two years since I last worked full time. I expected my working hiatus to be temporary. A few weeks holiday until I found new bondage a new position. Then the GFC came and I got pregnant and my unemployed status became permanent. I’ve kept a budget for many years and when […]
If I had a dollar every time someone warned me about ‘throwing good money after bad’, I would be able to afford a new car. No, two new cars. I get the feeling that we tend to use clichés like this without really thinking them through. Is it really better to replace something instead of […]