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, August 19, 2011

Keep Your Frugality Happy

I've been away from my blog as I hurt my back 2 weeks ago. I went to public hospital to be looked at where the 6 hour wait was long due to a horrific accident in Darwin that took the lives of 3 people. Two are the parents of 2 gentle boys I once knew. They no longer have their mum and dad and I feel deep sadness for them.

The accident was early Sunday morning between a fire engine that was rushing to a fire and a 4 wheel drive with four tropical architects talking excitedly about a new project. They didn't hear the blaring sirens and smashed right into the fire engine. At the hospital people with small injuries were complaining of the wait. As for myself I was grateful to be Alive with only a minor ailment as I saw family members of the accident victims run in and a priest walk out.

Life is short. It can all go horrible wrong in an instant. So please, live a frugal and simple life, but most of all be happy. That is important. Don't cheat yourself from happiness, good times or laughter. Save for the important things in your life however don't be so tight that you become a cheapskate to yourself. If you do, you may miss out on the happy moments you create for yourself and others you care about.


  1. That's horrible. Life is fragile. I thought you were gone because you had relatives visiting from France.

  2. So sad for those boys : ( Hope your back is better.


  3. Just tragic. You are so right, we just need to be happy, life is too short, and precious

  4. Let's live each day and be happy to be alive. It's traumatic when someone dies.
    Love from Mum

  5. So, so sad. Those poor boys. Hope your feeling a lot better.


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