A well-planned budget can help you to achieve your frugal goals. Learn how to create your own frugal budget.   Difficulty: Average   Time Required: 1-3 hours   What You Need:   A copy of your bills A calculator Pen or pencil Paper           Here’s How:   Assess your monthly expenses.   Make […]

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Stay Healthy in Your Mind and Body by Doing these 7 Things Daily       In words of the famous Yoga guru B.K.S, Iyengar, “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit.  When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.   We […]

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I live a frugal life, but not a boring one!  We even have more holidays than most families because we have learnt all the tips and tricks for saving money.  Don’t believe me?  Take a look at our TRAVEL page.  We don’t sit around at home and sulk and not have a life.  We have […]

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1. When you follow your heart, you cease having regrets.         There is no greater truth that when we follow our heart, we cease to have regrets. While things may not always go in our favor, at least we will have tried. At least we will know the truth, and at least […]

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1. Move bank accounts to take advantage of perks and earn more interest If you’re paying a monthly fee for your checking or savings account, you would benefit from researching some of newest banking offers out there. Not only do some banks offer sign-up bonuses simply for opening an account and setting up direct deposit, […]

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Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the Earth’s natural resources and personal resources. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet. Proponents of sustainable living aim to conduct their lives in ways that are […]

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Lots of fun ways to re-use products and packaging at home, to help us avoid, reduce and re-use. By Re-using packaging and other items, we can reduce our waste even further, as well as saving money and resources by avoiding buying something new.Australians are great at recycling packaging at home like aluminium cans, bottles, jars […]

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Being Frugal is associated with smarter, happier, healthier spending habits. People who are able to practice restraint in purchasing are different than those who are loose in their spending habits.  There are distinct differences between tightwads, those who have trouble spending money, and spendthrifts, those who have trouble not spending money.  There are 5 advantages […]

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner 1/2 cup white vinegar 2 Tbsp baking soda 10 drops tea tree, lavender, or lemon essential oil (for their disinfectant properties) Mix the vinegar, essential oils and a little water before adding baking soda in a clean spray bottle  (glass is best). Then fill to top with water. I use about a 12 oz […]

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    1. Clean Surfaces, Air, and Clothes Many natural and organic cleaning products  already contain essential oils as they tend to have antimicrobial properties.[1] Beyond just cleaning surfaces, the volatility of these oils makes them ideal for reducing microbial contaminants in the air. For example, you can: Use eucalyptus and tea tree oil to […]

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