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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Music That Makes Me Feel

Below is Lana Del Rey's (Lizzy Grant) song Born To Die. I listen to it constantly. After hearing it for the 1st time two weeks ago on You Tube, I purchased 2 of her songs for my iPhone. I listen to them over and over. I find them beautiful and haunting.

Previously to becoming a frugalista I used to spend easily $300 a year on CDs in one hit. Surprisingly in 2011 I abstained and did not purchase any music at all. I borrowed a few CDs from the library but that was it. This year I may treat myself to a few more songs for my iPhone but will cap my purchases at 1 song per month only. At $3 a song I think that's a inexpensive treat for myself if I'm good in other areas. However today was a spending shocker. I was disorganised and tired. This made me waste money on lots of chocolate and a cafe lunch. Ouch... $17 wasted. Tasted good though :-) Tomorrows lunch is left over pasta.

Anyway without further chatter I'll let you listen to Lana. As this is a Vevo clip it may redirect you to You Tube.

(If you read my blog via email you may need to click on my title link to watch Lana's music video.) Tell me what you think... I know she's a "manufactured music package" but I love her voice, haunting style and her good girl gone bad feel. Are you a big music spender?

This is not a paid review. I'm just giving my thought because I'm obsessed by her... It should wear off... I hope as I keep humming her songs in my brain.


  1. oo er, very Nico or Mariane Faithful! nice xx

  2. I spend $0 each year on music. I really had to force myself to even finish that video. Maybe it is because I still feel rotten! We have different tastes in music. Maybe I am just old...lol. I appreciate your sharing. Now, I know a new-to-me artist and will listen for her. You will be forgiven for spending $17 on chocolate, you bad girl...lol.

  3. I am in love with that song now! Ha. I used to spend lots of money on music... I miss it really but needs must! I now enjoy music via YouTube. I can listen to a song over and over again without getting bored. I went through a stage of listening to the smiths constantly and managed to get a second hand cd from eBay. I played it constantly and sang at work; not many people shared my love for the smiths- oh well! I love music. Great post. Xx

  4. I used to buy a lot of music on itunes but last year i sort of stopped buying music to save some $$. now i borrow cds from the the library like you or give blank cds to friends and ask them to burn some music on them.

  5. It's okay but I prefer Video Games...

    K xx


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