Our American Trip

As you’re reading this, we are in the United States of America on a three week holiday.

I have set up posts to automatically update while we are away, but I thought you’d be interested in the trip we are taking.
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Frugality and Friends

If you’re like me and read a lot of personal finance blogs and forums, you’ll know that one of the biggest roadblocks when it comes to frugality is perceived to be friends. Continue reading

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Where We’ve Travelled: The Cook Islands

Welcome to our second instalment of our “Where We’ve Travelled” series. This week: The Cook Islands.
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Expense Report- July 2016

Another month down. How did you go with your spending?

We had a very expensive month- predominantly due to an unavoidable, child related $5000 expenditure. This should just be a one off, but it certainly impacted our overall spending this month.
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Giving advice

I am currently in Townsville visiting my sister, who is a couple of weeks away from giving birth to her first child. I booked my ticket way back in February and, since then, my younger brother has also moved up here. He is in the Army and lives in the barracks but I have been able to see him over the weekend and catch up on how he has been going since the move.

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Down and Out

We are down and out here in the Poopsie household. I have been sick since last Friday and today, finally managed to drag myself out of bed and back to work… but Poopsie came home from work today with my sickness. It’s a vicious cycle.
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Expense Report- June 2016

Another month down. June was a fairly high spend month for us, but it was also a three pay cheque month which is nice.
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Mmmm Pizza

I know very few people who don’t like pizza. There’s just something about the delicious crust, the gooey cheese and the wide range of other ingredients you can put on it.
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How the Latte Factor Works for Us

One of the most common things you’ll read about when researching frugality or saving money is the latte factor. In fact, just a few days ago, LifeHacker published this article about it.

The basic premise is that if you’re spending $4 every day of the year on a latte, that actually adds up to a reasonably large $1460 every year. If you were to save that money, you’d suddenly see a huge jump in your savings and therefore, a quicker path toward your financial goals. Continue reading

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That Time We Tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding

One night, earlier this year, my good friend popped round to our apartment in Newcastle. Over a glass of wine, she mentioned that she and her partner really enjoyed standup paddle boarding.
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