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!
Going back to work after a long time off always reminds me to appreciate my holidays. Unfortunately, this epiphany always arrives on the first day back at work (funny that, eh?!). This morning, I got up early, (after four weeks of sleep-ins I cannot stress how hard this simple task was). I had the nervous,… Continue reading Appreciate the Small Things
I’m sure you have all heard about the Pokémon craze sweeping the globe at the moment. I’m sure most of you have downloaded the app and are furiously venturing out to a nearby body of water to catch Zubats and Pidgies. In fact, I’m sure many of you could tell me how many you have… Continue reading What’s all the craze? Pokémon!
When I was investigating the possibility of renting, I was frustrated that there was not one place that had all the information I needed. So, to help prospective renters, I have compiled a list of government and accredited resources. These are resources I have used and found the information valid, up to date and detailed.… Continue reading Renting: Useful Resources
Inspecting a property can be a very exciting event if you are moving out for the first time. Trust me, I know. When I first inspected my flat I was so eager that I would’ve settled for a place with broken windows, moldy carpet and a leaky ceiling! The most important point you need to… Continue reading Property Inspection Checklist for Renters
I left my previous job in January and I have received the final payment of my holiday pay – a sweet 3,000 clams. But, the question is: what do I do with it? My heart is pulling me in 3 directions: Save it for my home deposit! This is most logical, prudent thing to do. And don’t get… Continue reading My $3,000 Windfall
Are you going to live by yourself or with other people? Just You – the Good Stuff – Bills I live by myself because I like to control how much my bills will be. Aside from rent, I have 2 bills every month: electricity and internet. The internet bill is the same amount every month,… Continue reading Renting: 11 important points!
This recipe is freezer friendly, and can be combined with pasta, rice, quinoa and its just as delicious eaten on its own. I use a spice mix for this recipe just because it is quick and easy, but you could create your own at home, saving you a little more! Ingredients: ½ Celery 1Kg Beef Chuck Casserole… Continue reading Mexican Casserole
When I first moved out, I started receiving advertisements for credit cards. It was everywhere, in the letterbox, on my email and most of all, on Facebook. The information the Facebook gathers about its users is frightening. I had posted university graduation photos and information with #movingout tagged and I started seeing promoted posts for… Continue reading Get ready for the Credit Onslaught!
Chicken and Corn soup is a real winter warmer! I find the chilli and soy sauce adds a full and nourishing flavour. The recipe is also low in fat and high in iron. Ingredients: ½ Celery 4 Chicken Breasts 4-5 leaves of Silverbeet (Spinach) 1 can Creamed Corn (420g) 1-2 tablespoons Sweet Chilli Sauce 2 tablespoons… Continue reading Chicken & Corn Soup: $1.69 per serve!
This article is dedicated to all the good interest out there and how it can benefit you! We can all think of ‘bad’ interest examples: – Credit card interest – Mortgage interest – Interest due on purchases In short, bad interest costs us money. But there is also a good type of interest. What is interest?… Continue reading Good Interest and Bad Interest
This recipe is easy, healthy and cheap! So simple to make and super quick, this recipe is one of my favorites! And it’s freezer friendly! Ingredients: ½ Celery 1Kg Beef Mince 4-5 Carrots 2 Onions 2 Cloves Garlic 2 Large Zucchini 1 can Diced Tomatoes (420g) 1 can Tomato Paste (170g) Pasta 1 – 2 tablespoons… Continue reading Spaghetti Bolognaise: $1.42 per serve!
These are my 3 phases of saving: Super Motivation Phase When you first start saving, you are ‘in the zone’. You read all the saving tips, you forgo the heating in winter, you chew slower to make your dinners last longer. Anything to save a buck! The Horrible Middle Phase You have been saving a… Continue reading The Three Phases of Saving
One of my all-time favorites, this soup is rich in vitamins, and gentle on the hip-pocket. Ingredients: 1 Butternut Pumpkin 1 Onion 1 clove Garlic 2 Sweet Potatoes Vegetable stock cube 2 heaped teaspoons Ground Cumin Salt/Pepper Method: Fry onion, garlic and cumin in a big stock pot with a little oil until onion is transparent. Add… Continue reading Pumpkin Soup – 63 cents per serve!
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