When it Doesn’t Pay to be Cheap

I like to think that I’m careful and live fairly frugally, as I have previously written I love the challenge of trying to save a dollar wherever I can. Whilst I will always search out the best deal, my health is something I’m not willing to compromise on. A good friend of mine inspired this…

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Time vs. Money

Sometimes I experience an an internal conflict. That conflict is one of time or money and it’s a conflict because it’s not always possible to have both. Don’t get me wrong that’s a fact of life but as a result, it’s a constant decision that needs to be made. Which is more important? I had…

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Eating Out, For Less

As much as I advocate for eating at home in order to save money, sometimes I like to eat out whether it’s with my partner or a group of friends. Not all the time or even frequently because otherwise not only does it become very expensive quickly but it has a tendency to loose it’s…

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The Great Egg Debate

Don’t ask me how we got onto this discussion, but the other day my work colleagues and I were discussing (well…arguing) which was better: the egg white or the egg yolk. Now, as simple as this seems it turned out to be a very controversial topic and really started to divide everyone in the office. …

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Small Splurges

I don’t drink coffee, I take my lunch to work everyday, I drink very little alcohol and going out to restaurants isn’t a frequent occurrence. Yet, I have a weakness for something that I like to consider to be a small splurge. Something that is not a logical spend, something that I could save money…

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Fast Food

We all have those occasions where we either can’t be bothered cooking dinner or due to circumstantial reasons we end up running out of time. It’s so easy in these types of scenarios to say “oh let’s just go out” or “let’s just order a takeaway”. This can turn into a very costly decision and…

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Minimalism and Pasta

My boyfriend and I had discussed going to the end of January sales, it was brought up because he was looking at new work shoes (to cut a long story short we checked online and they didn’t have his size). But we then thought that maybe we should go anyway just for a casual browse…

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A Disposable Society

Today in the western world, we live in a disposable society. One where it is easier and often cheaper to throw something away that repair it. It’s also a changing society where people often lack the necessary skills in which to make such repairs because it’s so easy to replace things. My Dad is an…

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Frugal Friday Nights

Weekends are a wonderful time, and in particular there is something really special about a Friday night. As the close of business draws ever nearer the prospects of the forthcoming evening are more easily anticipated. For many, the thought of a relaxing and fun Friday night often involves a big spend, from after work drinks…

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Unexpected Small Expenses

Going out and about in summer can be a costly exercise. The reason I say this is because we all get thirsty and this can result in unexpected expenses both financially and health wise. There have been occasions in the past when I have been out shopping or running errands where I’ve come to feel…

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