Credit Cards, Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

Credit cards have a tendency to get a bit of a bad wrap. Which, in many circumstance is fair enough. But, not always. Growing up when I was having difficulty with something (the printer is usually a good example) I would immediately blame the printer whereas both my parents would tell me it was a…

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When did Gifting Become Over the Top?

I have found myself, on a number of occasions that involve the standard gift giving ritual feeling rather uncomfortable about the gift I’ve given. There are various events that I believe require a modest, yet thoughtful gift. Now, I’m not talking about a wedding (though I do find the new fad of asking for money…

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See a Penny Pick it Up

Prior to the lockdown my boyfriend and I were at IKEA, yes IKEA… a minimalists nightmare…so might I also add for my fellow minimalists that we went in for two items and only left with the two items we intended to purchase (no unusual kitchen utensils were bought in the making of this blog post).…

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Gluten Free Lentil Pizza Bases

Today I thought, why not share one of my favourite frugal and gluten free recipes? Eating gluten free can sure hurt the hip pocket with many gluten free alternatives costing twice the price of the non-gluten free version (or sometimes even more). This is evident in bread, pasta, cereal, flour and of course pizza bases.…

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A Dress up Party

Let’s take a break from COVID-19 for a moment and escape back to one of my previous experiences before the world went topsy turvey… I almost caved….nearly did I start looking at having to buy something to wear to a dress up party (again). My automatic thought when I received the invitation was- I don’t…

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Peanut Butter Economy

I recently made a batch of cookies that called for one cup of peanut butter in the ingredients list. Now, many frugal blogs always preach about buying store brands or home brands and saving a few dollars and cents on every item here and there (thereby translating into significant savings over long periods of time).…

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Minimalist vs. the Frugal Mind

Do you ever find yourself with far too much of something? So much so you want to get rid of certain items, except they’re all ‘still good’?. This is a situation I find myself in from time to time. The mental difficulty of getting rid of perfectly good stuff. An excellent example of this problem…

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How I Save $2.72 Five Days a Week

I cannot take credit for this idea, this was something my boyfriend figured out and I just copied, but you know what? I’m still going to write about it because I still save the dollars so why shouldn’t I? I recently started a new job that instead of walking to work, now means I need…

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Disappointment and Eating Out

Recently it was my boyfriend’s birthday and for his birthday I always take him out to a nice restaurant of his choosing. It’s generally somewhere we wouldn’t normally go due to expense or it being out of the way. We were both really looking forward to the restaurant, and I was in particular as I’d…

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Shopback

Yesterday, I had my first experience with an app/website called Shopback. Yes, that’s right I bought something, but I’ll get to that in a minute. Shopback for those of you not in the know is an Australian platform where you login and are redirected to the sites you wish to make purchases from (eg supermarkets,…

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