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, May 4, 2012

Tai Chi

This morning I dragged myself out of bed at 5:00am as I had a late night.

I did the dishes that I had ignored the previous night, loaded up the washing machine with a black load, made my green smoothie with rocket, ginger, lemon, orange, grapes and 8 almonds. Drank it up, cut fruit for Dolly and we headed out the door at 6:55am.

At 7:05am we were on the green lush lawns of the waterfront welcoming the day with Tai Chi moves. I had been keeping an eye on FREE community activities and this one had grabbed my attention.

Photo Curtesy of Dolly :-)

I don't love getting up early but I love how I can fit so much more in. I'm living my frugal life with abundance by taking advantage of inexpensive or free opportunities I see available.

How about you? Are living a abundant life or do you feel frugality is dragging you to a life of boredom and a feeling of poverty? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have a Lovely weekend,

Stephanie at Frugal Down Under.


  1. I love tai chi! Frugal is not bothering me. There are few things to do, but I live in a small town. Poverty and losing my house is bothering me. But, I fight on. Tai chi in the morning is not my cup of tea!

  2. I love the idea of Tai Chi at sunrise. Now the question is: "Do I love it enough to do anything about it?" I think I will have a look for a class near me.

    Well done Dolly on taking such a great photo! :)

  3. That sound like the most productive morning ever! I'd love to take some free community classes, I haven't found any round here tho I think we're too country lol Do you always get up that early btw? x


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