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, March 25, 2011

Take Away Wanted!

Today when it was time for my lunch break at the office I craved badly Asian takeaway. I wanted a nice warm meal and something sweet. All I had at my desk was fruit and it wasn't enough.

I have a problem of liking junk food wayyyy too much. If I could live on takeaway I would. Salt, Sugar, Fat and MSG saturated food! Yum says my Tongue, Yuck says my Stomach, Unreasonable says my Brain. "Hey" it says "Your supposed to be frugal, smart and eco!!!"

Anyway as I started heading towards a Indian takeaway I stopped and took control of myself.. kind of.. A takeaway meal would cost me $12 and that would not include my sweet treat. So I popped into the supermarket instead and this is what I got for myself:
Supermarket Takeaway
Not as nice as the Indian takeaway but good enough to deemed as fastfood in my mind. Fills the stomach and is much cheaper on the purse. This lot of junk cost me $6.59.

Plus my work place has a large tea room with this AMAZING view. I gaze at the sea and dream.........
How Lucky Am I!
Do you get cravings for junk food and fast food too? What do you do to save your purse from being empty?


  1. So envious of your views at work, WOW! A joy to go to work. We love pizza takeaway so always menu plan a pizza night in there somewhere. We make our own from scratch so know whats in them and it works out a lot cheaper than the takeaway.

  2. oh yes and I whip up a stir fry or pizza in no time and keep the money (what money?) in my purse - love froogs xxx

  3. I always take my own lunch because where I work it is overpriced and under quality food on sale and I resent paying a fortune for rubbishy food! If I havent any sandwich ingredients then I have been known to take cheese & crackers, it makes a nice change and stops me wasting money.

  4. Love the view!because i am retired now,i never buy takeaway,not ever!!i live off of everything from my kitchen and garden,and i try and stretch my dollar's as far as they can go,make every thing from scratch,i allow myself $70.00 a fortnight for my Food,and i eat really well,even have money left over,it's a challenge,but i do it without feeling deprived,xx Carol


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