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Black Friday Cyber Monday Sham

I’m writing this post after a very successful Black Friday across all our sales channels. I know all you guys in the USA go nuts for the sales that happen on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and in some cases it’s justified. I did a promotion on our products giving people 15% off if they

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Start Holiday Planning NOW And Save Money

Don’t shoot the messenger, but the holidays (Christmas) is only 11 weeks away. I know, how the hell did that sneak up on me yet again? Fortunately for my wife and I, we don’t do any massive Christmas shopping these days, but I still like to try and save money where I can, and a

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The Best Time To Buy Easter Eggs

My wife and I don’t really get into the whole chocolate giving thing that happens at Easter for each other. We do for our little boy, but we both find that the Easter eggs and other assortments of Easter chocolates just cost way too much money for what they are, plus, there are plenty of

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Saving Money On Non-perishables Online

I’m no stranger to shopping online, in fact, my wife and I have been big advocates for doing your entire grocery shopping online for a while now. However, until recently the only shops offering this service were the big grocery chains, and their prices were essentially the same as what you would find in store

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Do you do comparisons before selling assets?

With all the excitement in my life lately with our house sale, I thought it might be a good time to review the importance of doing a through market comparison before making decisions regarding selling an important asset. In my case we sold a house, which was the most valuable asset that my wife and

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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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Online business update a few months on

If you remember a while ago I mentioned that I was starting an online store that sold physical items. This isn’t something that I have ever done before, but it seemed like a fairly logical step in my online money making endeavors.   So how is it all going? Well, at first things were really

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Getting the advertised price on products

OK, so I have a little story to tell you all today. Last week my wife went on a bit of a fan dusting/cleaning mission. Unfortunately one of our fans (the oldest one) didn’t want to play the game and just wouldn’t disassemble. I ended up getting a little bit forceful with it and accidentally

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To Buy or Not to Buy (Presents) That is the Question

Why does gift giving / presents have to be so damn difficult? I recently had a birthday party and as a part of the invitation we made it VERY clear not to buy me any presents, and that their company was more than enough. Sure enough the day arrives and a couple of people bought

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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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Staying Cool in the Heat on a Budget

I realise that the vast majority of people that visit my blog are from the USA and Canada and are experiencing winter time snow falls, but here in Australia things are heating up. We are in the middle of Summer and Saturday was an absolute scorcher with temperatures getting up into the 40’s. So as

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Saving Money by Asking

Last week a work colleague had an issue with his mobile phone where it kept rebooting itself every 3-4 seconds – obviously it was completely unusable and so he decided that he wanted to take it into the shop and get it fixed seeing as it was still within its warranty period. My colleague happened

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