It was the year before they phased out leaded petrol. My first baby was a 1979 Chrysler Lancer. It had a manual choke, I had to drive with the windows down to avoid carbon-monoxide poisoning, and it leaked oil at a rate of one litre per 50ks. On a good day. But by jees, it […]
This is a guest post from Wallet Watcher. Following a green lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend more. There are little things we can do in our everyday lives to save energy and maybe even a little money. Green living is all about simplicity—using less while also re-using and recycling more. There are […]
This is a guest post by Lisa Shoreland of Go College. [source] Wasting water is harmful to the environment – and it’s also a good way to spring a leak in your wallet. It’s easy to forget how much you’re paying for the water you use every day, but once that bill comes, you realize […]
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.