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The essential handbook to living frugally, mindfully and with real joy on a budget.
Who knew frugality could be so much fun?
Australians are amongst the wealthiest people on the planet, but for some reason we don't like to think or talk about money. Once upon a time, thrift and frugality were celebrated as virtues - not anymore. When did 'frugal' become such a dirty word? It's time to reclaim it!
When you respect and understand money, it almost magically transforms itself into something that grows exponentially. In The Joyful Frugalista, Money Magazine's Serina Bird shares myriad practical tips for saving money in small ways every day for a better, brighter future.
Ideas and resources for saving on everything from energy bills to weddings, clothing and eating out
Clever ways to cut down your waste
Tips for embracing the joy of minimalism
Ways to wring every drop of pleasure from the money you have
Challenges to help you live life better, including how to feed your family well on $50 per week.
The Joyful Frugalista is the essential handbook to living frugally, mindfully and with real joy on any budget.
About the Author
Serina Bird is an Australian public servant and mother of two who blogs as Ms Frugal Ears. Her advice and experiences at the coalface of budgeting and investing have appeared in the Sun-Herald, Money Magazine and News.com.
Chapter 1: The abundance mindset
Chapter 2: Every Dollar Counts
Chapter 3: Energy Savings Challenge - save 20% on your energy costs
Chapter 4: $50/Week challenge: feed your family and clean your home for under $50 (including inventory of pantry and some meal plans)
Chapter 5: Dressing like an empress without new clothes
Chapter 6: Never pay full price unless you really have to
Chapter 7: Coupons, vouchers, daily deals and more
Chapter 8: Free, free and free: how to get stuff for free
Chapter 9: Getting from A to B
Chapter 10: Ms Frugal Ears, Mr Red Sports Car and the good guy with the ute: Money and relationships
ISBN: 9781760524197 ISBN-10: 1760524190 Format:
Number Of Pages: 272 Published: 4th February 2019 Publisher: Murdoch Books Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3