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December 15, 2019

Things I stopped buying

One major (not so secret) secret to living more minimalistically and frugally is to buy less and to buy mostly items that have multiple purposes. I tried to incorporate this thinking into my daily life and soon learned that I need way less than I...

November 10, 2019

Budget tips I don‘t support

There are quite a few budget experts out there. They know how to live their lives frugally and avoid money downfalls. However, I don‘t believe all of the common tips to live a frugal life are applicable to all people. Today, I will discuss fi...

November 3, 2019

My daily, frugal luxuries

I enjoy living a frugal life. Frugal does not mean, however, to chastise yourself and stay away from anything lovely. In fact, there are quite some personal luxuries I shamlessly indulge on as they are pretty frugal despite their luxury charact...

October 27, 2019

Sales are evil?!

If you know me at all, you know that I like to live frugally. Not super frugally but I like to analyze where I am wasting money on things I don’t really need or enjoy. With this being sad, I like sales. When looking at more or less well-known frugal-liv...

September 22, 2019

Ways to waste your money

I grew up rather frugally and still live a somewhat frugal life. So, I often find myself baffled at what people spend their money on. Of course, do with your money whatever you want but if you want or need to live more frugally, you might want t...

August 11, 2019

Refreshments on hot days on a budget

Sun and warmth often make us excited but keep a cool head and don’t spend a fortune on impulse refreshment buys. Be smart and frugal and get refreshments all at once with my five tips.

1. Take drinks with you

Oh, come on. Buying water...

May 12, 2019

Losing weight on a budget

In the past year, I lost about 30kg (66lbs; update: now it's about 40Kg/ 88lbs). While this wasn’t and isn’t always easy, it surely wasn’t and isn’t expensive. So ‘I can’t afford x and y to lose weight’ goes right out the window. In fact, my...

April 28, 2019

Unexpected advantages of living frugally

The most apparent reasons to live a frugal life might be to pay off debt, buy a house or save for retirement. These are often huge, very rational projects.However, today, instead of focussing on those huge projects, I want to p...

January 6, 2019

Tricks to buy less

While many of us are no minimalist and do not want to be one, many of us want to buy less. Reasons can be saving money or space. But how do we manage to buy less when consumerism is all around us? I have five tricks for you to achieve your goal of buy...