Category: Frugality

One Perpetual Frugal Fail – I Hate My Clothes & What I’m Going To Do About It

One Perpetual Frugal Fail – I Hate My Clothes & What I’m Going To Do About It

I Hate My Clothes I hate my clothes. My wardrobe is full of 70% blehs. There is plenty of stuff to wear but at the same time there is absolutely nothing to wear. Since I spoke so much of my awesome frugal wins last time, […]

7 Frugal Wins (But No Fails Yet Because I Am Awesome) – August 2017

7 Frugal Wins (But No Fails Yet Because I Am Awesome) – August 2017

A’hoy gentle readers! We’re doing our first ever frugal wins post today (idea robbed from Frugal Asian Finance). This is disguised as a general life update as well. I would have squished this into my family income reports but our August income report is going […]

Taking The Zero Day Challenge – A Month in Review (+ Foodporn)

Taking The Zero Day Challenge – A Month in Review (+ Foodporn)

What is the Zero Day Challenge? Zero Day Challenge (ZDC) is essentially what happens when no-spend day challenges and a money diary were to have a baby and that baby happens to be frugal. The downside with a general no-spend challenge is that people who take […]

Can Facebook Bragging Ruin Our Finances?

Can Facebook Bragging Ruin Our Finances?

We’re all too social media crazy these days. It’s becoming such a norm you have to announce you’re off social media or else everyone assumes you’re automatically on the radar. If I wasn’t a blogger, I wouldn’t be caught as addicted to my Twitter and my Pinterest as […]

Re-Keying Locks? Caulking & Refinishing Tubs? – DIY or Pro? – Part II

Re-Keying Locks? Caulking & Refinishing Tubs? – DIY or Pro? – Part II

{ This is the second installment of my “DIY or Pro” series. Part I is here. Check out the exact hit list below to see what we have done as homeowners. } Owning a home can be a lot of work; it seems like there’s always […]

Public Bus Safety Tips (From a Lifetime Expert)

Public Bus Safety Tips (From a Lifetime Expert)

Buses are un-glamorous. Slow. Inconvenient. But so darn easy and economical in comparison to most other modes of transit! Here are some bus safety tips and the (partly subconscious) things I do everyday to avoid being targeted (especially as a demure sized minority female). Public transit […]

12 Things I Stopped Buying That’s Saving Me Money & The Planet

12 Things I Stopped Buying That’s Saving Me Money & The Planet

My husband gave me a nice compliment today. Me: “I’m writing an introspection post on the things I don’t squander money on anymore.” Jared: “But you don’t squander money on most things.” Awwww! OK, so it’s not heart melting but he’s an engineer, I’ll take […]

Bad Plumbing? Slow Drainage? Ant Invasion? Should You Hire a PRO or DIY?

Bad Plumbing? Slow Drainage? Ant Invasion? Should You Hire a PRO or DIY?

Since we became homeowners, I have developed a higher sense of tolerance for stress. If I can’t convince you guys of that here then the rest of this home improvement series should demonstrate how much work owning a house can be compare to renting. So […]