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  • Frugal First-Aid

    Frugal First-Aid

    | February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

    With kids running around, it’s inevitable that you’ll need some basic First-Aid supplies for those cuts, scrapes, bruises, and bug bites. While it’s important to keep basic supplies on hand (like band-aids, Bactine, cotton swabs, gauze, and ace bandages), and a good private health policy works wonders (see healthinsurancecomparison.com.au to find one) you can also [...]

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  • Money-Making For Teens: Ideas To Start Your Own Business

    Money-Making For Teens: Ideas To Start Your Own Business

    | February 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

    Are you a teenager looking to make a few dollars during summer holiday? Are you a parent who’s desperate for your teens to find an outlet for their boredom? Here are a few ideas for services that teenagers can offer, even if they are still too young to qualify for ‘official’ employment positions.   1. [...]

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  • Frugal Beauty Tips from Grandmother

    Frugal Beauty Tips from Grandmother

    | February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

    The older generation have much to teach us about the art of frugal living, especially those who have lived through hard times and had to scrimp and save to get by. In this article, we look at beauty tips which your Grandmother may have used – low-budget treatments for your skin and hair, made from [...]

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  • 5 Time Management Tips For Busy Mums

    5 Time Management Tips For Busy Mums

    | January 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

    We fill so many roles as mums that it’s inevitable our days will fill up quickly. Between cooking, cleaning, taking care of children, prioritizing time with our husbands, paying bills, running errands, and sometimes keeping down a steady job, our 24-hour days don’t always seem to be enough. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or short on [...]

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  • 6 Tips for Eliminating Food Waste

    6 Tips for Eliminating Food Waste

    | December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

    You might be amazed at how much food your family throws away each week, even if you are diligent about trying to save leftovers and cook appropriate portion sizes. Whether it’s a couple of spoonfuls of vegetables leftover in a dinner pot or a few pieces of leftover breakfast coffee cake that no one ate, [...]

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Laundry Balls – Saving the Environment and Your Money?

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Laundry Balls – Saving the Environment and Your Money?

Living a green lifestyle and saving money seem to go hand in hand, and enterprises around the world are always coming up with novel and innovative products which appeal to the eco-friendly and frugal living market. One of these inventions is the laundry ball, also known as the eco-ball, which you can use instead of [...]

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Sharing Skills – How Bartering Can Change Your Life & Save You Cash

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sharing Skills – How Bartering Can Change Your Life & Save You Cash

To barter is defined as the direct exchange of goods or services without financial involvement at any point in the transaction. The history of bartering stretches back over the centuries, and has seen a resurgance in popularity over recent years, as people look for ways to reduce expenses and make their wages stretch further. There [...]

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Versatile Salt: 10 Household Uses

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Versatile Salt: 10 Household Uses

If you think table salt can only be used to season your food, think again; salt is actually an incredibly versatile material to keep around your home for everything from cleaning to home repair. Since it’s also quite natural and inexpensive, learning how to utilize salt in a variety of ways can be great for [...]

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Shopping for Furniture? 5 Tips to Save Money

| January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Shopping for Furniture? 5 Tips to Save Money

Every couple of years the need for buying new furniture will probably arise in your household. Perhaps one of your children is getting his or her own room, you’re moving into a larger house, or that couch you got as a wedding gift 25 years ago is finally needing a replacement.  Furniture can certainly be [...]

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Do Your Children Understand the Value of Money?

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
Do Your Children Understand the Value of Money?

Every parent wants the best for their child – quality education, good health and a safe home are all important aspects for a balanced life. However, what many parents do not realise is that the future success of their child also depends on excellent comprehension of the value of money and how to handle finances. [...]

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Waste Not, Want Not – Part Two

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments
Waste Not, Want Not – Part Two

Having described several ways to use up leftover ingredients and cut back on waste in Waste Not, Want Not – Part One, we look at more ideas to keep the contents of your fridge out of the garbage and save you money. Understand Labelling According to food standard regulations, all food with a shelf life [...]

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6 Baby Products You Might Not Need

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
6 Baby Products You Might Not Need

If you are pregnant or have just given birth to your first little one, perhaps you are overwhelmed with all you feel like you need to buy for the new baby. The baby industry is booming and markets a huge variety of products, but oftentimes it’s difficult to sort through what you’ll really use and [...]

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Waste Not, Want Not – A Guide to Using Leftover Food

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Waste Not, Want Not – A Guide to Using Leftover Food

According to research by The Australia Institute in 2009, the typical Australian household will throw away $616 of food every year. That’s a lot of money to be tossing into the rubbish bin, so let’s take a closer look at the contents of your fridge and discover how to save money by using some of those [...]

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Do-It-Yourself Baby Food

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Do-It-Yourself Baby Food

When a baby transitions to solid food after being exclusively breast or formula fed, the change can seem overwhelming. What can my baby eat? How do I know if he has gotten enough? Will she be allergic to anything? In addition to these unknowns, you might be concerned about the added expense of feeding your [...]

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Keeping Warm on a Budget

| October 18, 2011 | 2 Comments
Keeping Warm on a Budget

If you live in a place where the weather gets chilly, you know that keeping warm can be a challenge if you’re trying to stick with a budget. Heating your home and car uses a great deal of energy, and purchasing several layers worth of clothing can also get pricy. There are plenty of  easy, [...]

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