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7 Thrifty Ways To Treat Yourself

Every now and then I need a pick-me-up or treat!  I would love to treat myself to a shopping spree, designer clothes, pamper packages and more … but unfortunately, our budget has placed priorities elsewhere. So I’m going to compile a list of thrifty, indulgent treats to select from – to have on hand when […]

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6 skills worth learning

Have you considered how your hobbies could be money earning or saving skills? Hobbies are fun. They allow us to express ourselves in unique ways, enjoy our time, and learn new skills. While they can be completely recreational, there’s also an array of them that can help your finances without having money as their primary […]

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Last Minute Christmas Tips with Smash #sponsored

Don’t you love it when your Christmas plans go out the window? Mine changed drastically this week due to circumstances outside of my control which means now instead of doing nothing but a few gifts, I am now doing everything! I have a teeny tiny budget, plus have 2 birthdays in between, oh, and it […]

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8 uses for spare stickers

Do you end up with loads of stickers everywhere? My kids love collecting the cards and stickers that Woolworths have been doing and with the end of the Jamie’s Kitchen stickers last week we have an abundance of spare stickers. After giving some away to help others complete their sets we still have a bunch […]

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How to get life experiences without breaking the bank

Last year, as part of a social media campaign we were supposed to have a hot air balloon ride, but the weather meant we couldn’t. Since then I have promised my daughters we would. As you know, hot air balloon rides are not cheap. I am a big believer in saving money in some areas […]

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What to do with unexpected bonus money and how to find some!

Have you ever gotten money you weren’t expecting then it seemed to get frittered away? This month, continuing with my find an extra $100 a day challenge, I have come into unexpected or bonus money. I have done a bunch of stuff deliberately to save money, sell my stuff etc but a few other things […]

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How to make and save money with transport – including a guide to Uber!

Uber just arrived in Canberra and I am so excited! I have used Uber elsewhere and loved it. It was so much cheaper than taxis most of the time (they do have peak times and a couple of times it was more expensive than a taxi. Lucky I always do a price comparison on my […]

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How to make and save money with gift certificates

What do you do with gift certificates you don’t want? Or how to you get gift certificates and coupons at a discount? One of the things in my find or make an extra $100 a day challenge has been looking at my gift certificates. I have a few from my birthday I need to use up […]

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How to make money with Airtasker

Airtasker was new to me this month. I had been told about it but never checked it out. I logged in, spend some time looking at what was available within my skills, other options within my area and applied for a bunch. The ones that were doable online had a lot of people applying for […]

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How I saved over $1,000 on insurance

How would you feel if you could save $1,000 on your insurance? In 2012 I save $1,700 on my insuance and now I make sure I compare regularly. The big differences in 2012 were no longer having my husband on the policy as we were getting a divorce. That alone saved me $500! I also upped […]

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