Our Frugal Lifestyle

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Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I've Been Busy but I have a Give-Away

Hello there,

I've been absent for way too long. I've had lots to talk about but too over exhausted due to working on a different project at work and extra busy with my moon lighting job. But things should quieten down now.

This weekend I have booked a stand at a new market venue. It's a market selling only locally crafted items or second hand goods. I can't wait! It's the very 1st market and I hope to get a bit of $$$ for our Borneo trip and meet other like minded people.

I spent $20 at one op shop where I purchased 10 cute dresses to resell. And tomorrow another op-shop is having a 1 dollar day which I hope to spend another $20 of cute items to resell or repurpose. The only problem is that I'm taking Dolly to a Halloween Story Time at 9:30am. This means by the time we get to the op shop all the good stuff might be gone :-(

Due to my absence I want to do a give-away of one of my favourite books off my own bookshelf. It's The Richest Man In Babylon. It's a simply written paperback book on the value of being thrifty, planing your finances and slowly growing your wealth. This book furthered my financial education and motivation to be thrifty and wise with my hard earned dollars. I'm sure all you eco-frugalista's would enjoy it too.

To win this giveaway from my bookshelf to yours; All you need to do is write a frugal tip in the comments. I will then number all the comments with frugal tips and place them in a bowl for Dolly to pick out. Please make sure your comment has a email address if you are not a Registered blogger.com blogger. This way if you are the Winner - I can notify you! Yeah!

I will be pulling out the winning number on Tuesday Night in Australia. So come on - write a tip in the comments!!!


  1. Hi Stephanie, my frugal tip would have to be to shop secondhand wherever possible, op shops, garage sales, tip shop, you get to clothe yourself and furnish your home for not much and its entertaining and fun! I love it !

  2. A frugal tip I like to use involves cooking. It's pretty common knowledge, but smoking/slow cooking a pork shoulder generates plenty of cheaper meals while still enjoying pork. a $7 pork shoulder makes around 10-15 sandwiches, and freezing is great for leftovers.

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