frugal lifestyle

My (wannabe) frugal life: 5 things I do.

I thought for a bit of balance after my last post about 5 things I don’t do, I should point out the 5 very-not-frugal things that I do actually do that many in the PF world might frown upon. 1. We do pay a subscription fee for Spotify. Before Spotify, the husband would purchase CDs. …

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Frugal Food Friday

Frugal Food Friday: Vego forever, baby!

Well, I’m not really sure these will still be considered ‘frugal’. Maybe I should just rename it to Foodie Friday. 2 weeks ago was vegetarian-ish week. I felt like we have had meat in our menu for quite a bit more than usual due to my sudden obsession with finding discounted mince and cuts of …

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frugal lifestyle

My (wannabe) frugal life: 5 things I don’t do.

Let’s not kid ourselves. These aren’t really frugal tips, these are just things I don’t do. I say ‘wannabe’ because I’m getting there. I’m still very much learning and I don’t think I’m truly a frugal person yet. I’m not posting this to brag about it either, nor am I saying you need to follow …

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Minimalism

Minimalism: A documentary about the important things

I watched Minimalism: A documentary about the important things some months ago after reading many recommendations to watch it. You can watch it on Netflix, if you have a subscription. I believe it’s on the Apple and Google store as well, but don’t quote me on that. The premise of the film is fairly simple. …

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reports

Acorns | August’s Report

Time for another look at how Acorns is doing. The Acorns Experiment I am running a 12 month experiment with Acorns where I will be investing $100 a month as a regular investment and also allowing it to do ’round-ups’ to invest the spare change from my spendings. Acorns has a standard monthly fee of …

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monthly spendings

Financial Report: August 2017

Time for another financial report! August was a really lean month, blogging wise. Funnily enough that echoed on the financial side too. It felt like we were just shovelling money out the door! But we did have some wins which I think are worth celebrating so here goes: Before the numbers My car battery gave …

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Life updates

Life update

After my last post, I took some time to myself. In reality, it was only about a week but for that week, I felt no inclination to post anything on my blog. Not because of the blog, but more because words are a way of expressing myself and I didn’t know how to express what …

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Talk with pia

The fragility of life.

Part of growing up and becoming an adult, I think, is realising that you are not eternal. Realising that life is but a fleeting moment and it is so fragile that it can get snuffed out by the littlest of things. Sometimes, it takes just one second. Over the weekend, I was returning home when …

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investing

6 things you need to know for your investment plan.

The vehicle to financial independence seems to be investing. So it makes sense that we should have an investment plan. A road map for the future, if you will. After months and months of reading, I finally felt ready to sit down and plan one. You might even think it’s a little backwards, but if …

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