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.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Now in Lovina - Bali

We are in Lovina in the North or Bali. The sand is black as it's volcanic.  We swim, walk and eat. I also pay for the service of local ladies for $5 massages. I could bargain down but this would be too exploitative in my eyes.

We spent 2 nights with our couchsurfing hosts in the mountains. But it was cold and I was scared of the dogs and the serious cases and deaths of Rabies at the moment in Bali. The government has shot many dogs but I am still highly concerned for our safety when there are dogs and monkeys around.

Our baggage is halved now as we have given away about half of our belongings, clothing, toys, books and toiletries. This was intentional as we packed for Bali with tropical clothing and The Rambling Expat arrives today with our winter gear. All of our stuff was second items from op-shop 1$ days. We are travelling with 30 kilos for the 3 of us and that includes gifts for family and friends.

1 comment:

  1. Oh that sounds scary. Good plan to get your winter clothes. You'll need them in europe. We have -10c 14f here, snow and ice for the last three weeks or more. Enjoy the Bali sunshine!


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