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, February 16, 2012

Sold My Old Uni Text Book

I sold 1 uni book this week on Fishpond.

It was an expensive purchase 4 years ago at $100. I only made $10 back on it and I regret not selling it on a uni noticeboard instead for $60. At least it's out of my home and no longer gathering dust.

Posted and Gone

Do you have any regrets about selling or giving something away?


  1. I regret selling formal dresses which I've worn to school prize giving. Why? Because I could have worn them again....

    Sft x

  2. I have been decluttering a lot lately. I'm worried that I will miss the things I give away! I think my mother instilled this into me; "oh, but so-and-so gave you that!" or "you used to love this when you were little"! Yes, but I don't need to keep every single thing I've ever been given!! RARRR!

    So yes, I worry, but I've kept the most sentimental things!

    I wrote a post about selling old textbooks not long ago. I have since sold a couple. They made about £10 each (after postage, which was A LOT!), and I probably bought them for £50-£60, so not tooo bad!

  3. Getting rid of most of my books when I emigrated to Australia.
    I really regret that but it would have cost too much to ship
    them all. Over the years I've ended up replacing quite a
    few of my favourites! Moving to another continent and having
    to decide what to do with the contents of a house does make
    you think about what is worth keeping.


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