Food and Drink Archive

Use Honey on Mouth Ulcers – Random Money Saving Tip

Something you most likely won’t know about me is that I regularly get mouth ulcers (I think they are also called canker sores). It’s pretty bloody annoying to always pretty much be dealing with a sharp and intense pain in the mouth, particularly when it happens so frequently

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Measuring Expenses as a Percentage of Your Income

Something I have found myself doing more and more recently, has been to measure my expenses as a percentage of my total after tax income. That might not make a whole lot of sense to everyone, so i’ll give you an example to help clarify what I mean

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Enjoying the new Carseldine Markets and Buying Local Produce

My wife and I went to the new Carseldine Markets on the weekend based on a recommendation from my boss at work. He said that it was bigger than he would have expected, and that they had a good range of different types of stalls to visit

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Total May Spending Update

If you remember not so long ago I wrote about my wife and I getting back into monitoring our expenses, well now it’s time for me to detail exactly how much we spent in painstaking detail. The goal of this is to affirm to myself that we are doing the right thing, and to also

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Having parties is expensive

Within the last couple of months we have thrown 2 parties – one for me and one for my son. I had a great time at both of them (as did our guest I hope), but one thing that didn’t escape my attention was just how expensive and how much effort throwing parties can be.

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Lunch Shoutouts and Paying Your Own Way

On Friday my work colleagues and I went out for lunch to farewell a team member who is moving to a different area in the company. It is something that the team normally does whenever someone is leaving, but this time my boss wanted to pay for everyone. You are probably thinking – “Great, free

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How to Save Money on Groceries

Learning how to save money on groceries is pretty much the one area that almost everyone can get involved with. Everyone needs groceries, and if you have never looked into a budget before then chances are it will be easy to get some wins on the board and start to save some money right away.

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Online Grocery Shopping in Australia

I’ll admit it, at first I was a little skeptical at doing online grocery shopping. I mean when it’s clothes or small electronic gadgets I never really cared about buying online, in fact I enjoyed how easy it was to buy stuff and how much cheaper everything was. But there is something a little more

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Does Money Burn a Hole in Your Pocket?

It seems that everywhere I look I see people frivolously spending money. It honestly seems like money might be burning a hole in some peoples pockets with the frequency they spend it. Sometimes it is only small items like cups of coffee or bottled water, but sometimes it is larger purchases like cars or swimming

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Finding Little Ways to Save Money

Sometimes it feel like you have looked into almost every way possible to save money. It can get to a point where you think that this must be the end and there are just no more ways to save money. I thought I was in this boat not long ago. I had scrimped and saved

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My Personal Debt Reduction Strategies

Those of you that read my weekly round up posts will know that my wife and I recently reduced our debt down to under $100,000. This has been a long term goal of ours that I am extremely proud to have now achieved. In case you aren’t aware – we got into debt just under

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Spring Break and my Misspent Youth

What do you think of when you hear the words Spring Break? If you are anything like me you will be thinking of people in their early 20’s getting crazy drunk and spending plenty of money on crappy accommodation, shots of god knows what and disgusting late night kebabs, only to revisit that same kebab

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