Budget 2017

Picture of pizza

What slice of the pizza pie will you get from the Federal Budget 2017?

I live in Canberra, but I must admit that until tonight I have never really stopped to watch the Federal Budget.  But tonight my work put on pizza and wine, so I decided to stay back and watch it. I am not a specialised economic commentator, but I wanted to provide some thoughts – based on part on what I perceive is my own interest as to how I  and most of my readers will be affected.

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The best deals on Gold Coast theme parks

Sea World picture

Hello from the sunny Gold Coast!  Ms Frugal Ears and kids have been on holidays this week.  Yes, sometimes I take holidays.  And sometimes I even spend money on holidays.  It is all about my philosophy of balancing saving with enjoying the good life.  But that doesn’t mean that I totally lose my head and spend on holidays.

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Guest blog post: How to Automate Your Savings

David Chen

I am honoured to introduce a guest blog post from David Chen, a US-based millennial writer at Millennial Personal Finance.  Here in Australia’s millennials have been under attack for purportedly preferring to brunch on smashed avocado than save hefty deposits for overpriced housing.

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When Ms Frugal Ears met Mr Red Sports Car

I have frugal ears.  I have frugal ways. I make meals that cost $5 or less. I make my own laundry products.  I wear op shop clothes. And now I am dating again – to someone who likes to live life in the fast lane.

A red BMW sports car

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