Cash is the most value-defining version of my money that I have. What do I mean by this? I could have $50 in a bank account, a $50 cheque, a $50 gift card or $50 cash. They are all valued at $50, but I treasure cash. There’s something in the way it feels, it smells.… Continue reading Flash your Cash!
The most expensive appliance to run in my flat is the clothes dryer. It sucks electricity as a phenomenal rate! How can I avoid using the dryer? Here are 5 handy tips: Spin, spin, spin – my washing machine allows me to choose what setting the ‘Spin Cycle’ is on. I can choose between 800 rpm,… Continue reading My Money-Grabbing Appliance
Yes! Another post about Coffee. This time: buying it. I love to buy coffee at work. Not only because it tastes better than instant (although, it’s a plus) but also because it is my little treat. I never buy my lunch, or any other drinks (alcohol included), and so this is my way of staying… Continue reading Espresso Expensive?
Usually people forgo their savings goals for instant gratification: They will pledge to save few hundred dollars, only to go out and spend it all on a big TV, unable to resist the satisfaction of watching the footy on a slightly better TV than their last one. They will enter the supermarket promising to spend… Continue reading In the Garden, where Savings Grow
I love my coffee. I love it in the morning. I love it at night. I love it right after lunch with 3 chocolate biscuits. But the brand I like is expensive. And if I have over 5 cups (caffeinated and decaffeinated) a day, I cannot justify that. I am not going to cut back… Continue reading My Morning Coffee
I only eat homemade meals. I have hot soup for lunch and many delicious dinner choices. And it is always full of goodness and well balanced nutritionally. How do I do this if I only cook once a month? With the freezer of course! I spend one weekend a month cooking and shopping. I must… Continue reading $100 Monthly Groceries
It’s time to get back to basics! There are savings to be had! My milk containers are always immediately recycled (and I don’t mean the yellow bin). I have a milk container where I have punched little holes in the lid. It’s my watering can. And the best bit – it cost me nothing. Sure, it… Continue reading Reuse, Recycle!
Have you ever had a friend with the newest gadget that has not yet been released to the public? You stand there with a look of annoyance and jealousy, wondering how they got their paws on it before you… and when you ask, he says: “” I know a guy”. Ah, yes. We have all… Continue reading The Power of Connections
I recently switched electricity providers. As a good researcher, I made sure I knew all about the product details, including limitations and benefits. One of the biggest benefits was my electricity plan came with ‘Peak’, ‘Shoulder’ and ‘Off-peak’ rates. This was a great perk for me since I am the only person living in my… Continue reading Know Your Bills