One of the largest barriers that people face to frugality is the concern that it will minimise their enjoyment of life. In fact, one of the main concerns people voice when I mention my budgeting or frugality to them (especially with family) is that they don't think I'm doing things I enjoy. Society has a … Continue reading Finding Your Joy
We've all been known to fall into the traps of convenience. Sometimes it's picking up take away on your way home from a long day or driving somewhere that you know is walking distance but you're feeling a little tired. At times, it feels like convenience is the enemy - always letting you make bad … Continue reading Save Time and Money by Automating Your Life
You know that your super is important, because it's what you're going to live on after you retire. But should you be making extra payments into your super now? And how can salary sacrificing offer you benefits? What is salary sacrificing? Salary sacrificing is when your employer pays part of your wage into another benefit … Continue reading Should I Salary Sacrifice into Super?
I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about the things around my home that I truly value and that bring meaning to my life, rather than being useless clutter. As a response to this, there are a few changes I'm making around different aspects of my life. I've reserved Marie Kondo's The Life … Continue reading Cleaning out my Wardrobe
When making changes in your life like reducing your use of the car, cooking more food at home and living in more affordable areas, people may begin to tell you that you're being cheap. However, it's important that you maintain a clear line between being frugal and being cheap. Frugal Being frugal is being … Continue reading Frugal vs. Cheap
I sit here typing this on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Mr. Millennial and I had guests over last night so there is a stack of washing up in the sink that I am currently avoiding. The house is tidy, I've organised lunch for the week and I'm just about to go out for an afternoon … Continue reading My Journey Begins