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
Over the past few weeks, we've discussed ways to be frugal in where we live, what we drive, and what we eat. These are probably the largest three expenses of any household so it's worthwhile saving where possible. Today, we're going to consider the general principles of frugality that you can apply to all your … Continue reading Five Basics of Frugality
Cutting back on the grocery bill (and eating out) is a great way to save money. Without frugal grocery shopping, food can become one of the most costly parts of the budget. Luckily, it's an area where there is a lot that can be cut without sacrificing quality. Here are some tips: 1. Buy home … Continue reading Frugal Eating
As a Sydney-sider, the main thing I hear other young people complain about is how unaffordable housing is. They also complain that cutting out smashed avo isn't enough to save for the deposit they need to buy a home. And that's probably true if the only thing they cut is smashed avo once a week, … Continue reading Frugal Housing
Today I'm going to discuss the area that I believe is number one in allowing ordinary Australians to cut down on their spending: Transport. If you are like most people, then what popped into your head from the word transport was a car. In 2018, there are 19.2 million registered vehicles in Australia and the … Continue reading Frugal Transport
Most Australians do not live particularly frugal lives. I know this because of the looks I get when I suggest to people that they don't actually have to spend hundreds of dollars to get their hair done. The way I see it, there are two reasons for people to not be frugal: They don't know … Continue reading Why should I be frugal?
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