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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Giveaway Because I'm Going

I'm leaving for a work trip for 3 days. I'm off to Alice Springs. Some of you may remember my last work trip was a year ago to the Kakadu region.

I enjoy work trips because it allows you to refocus on your job in a different light. And being out of the office is a very nice change of the sameness grind, day in - day out.

My little Giveaway is this lovely magazine July-August 2011 Australian Geographic I picked up for $1 at an op shop with an article on Kakadu in the wet season. This magazine retails for $12.95 so I was thrilled to find it stuffed amongst the kids books.

My Giveaway is open to all of those OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA and I will use Random Generator to pick my winner next Monday. So just comment about one simple eco frugal living idea you have.

I will be hosting a HUGE Giveaway for my Readers In Australia sponsored by Air Wick and Soup in the next couple of days.

Is my giveaway frugal for me... NO. But I really want to share my piece of Australia with someone out there. And I like to give gifts. Plus you guys keep me plodding along with my aim towards frugality so I can have those things I really want; A house, part time work, early retirement and a simple life that includes travel.

So type in your ideas and share the wisdom.


  1. I literally have to follow my sister around the house, turning off all the lights that she switches on! Does that count? Haha!

  2. I'm not sure I could teach you anything.

    But enjoy getting the most out of an opportunity.

    I would love to visit the Kakudu region one day...it looks amazing.

    Sft x

  3. I hope you enjoy your time away and are feeling better.

  4. reading your blog has given me tons of ideas but my own is
    smile it lights up the world.


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