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Jess

Jess hails from Sunny Australia and is the youngest of the frugal ladies. She loves shopping for a bargain, reading, watching movies and spends most of her life on the beach

Re-doing Your Bedroom on a Budget

It’s always been my dream to re-do my bedroom and create the type of room you only see in magazines. I’d spend hours watching renovation channels on TV, flipping through ‘Home’ magazines and reading books about interior design. The problem was that the thought of re-doing a whole bedroom is extremely overwhelming – mostly from a financial perspective. As much …

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Why You Need A Hybrid Car

We’ve all heard about Hybrid Cars but how much do we really know about them? And why is it worth it to buy one? Read on to find out! You’ll be doing your bit for the environment Ever wondered how you can do your bit for the environment? Well here’s your chance! Not only will you be doing the world …

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The Best Bargain Online Shopping Sites

I’ve stopped shopping at shopping centers. Period. I cannot handle the crowds, the lines and the overly ‘helpful’ shop assistants. Luckily we live in an age where everything seems to be going online (shopping included.) I really love being able to shop from the comfort of my own home – taking as much time as I’d like and not having …

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Budgeting with a Family

During these tough economic times, it’s never been as vital to create a family budget if you haven’t done so already. Whether it’s so you can save for that much needed family holiday, or simply get through the month out of debt, the time to start is now! 2013 has proven that the price of food, rent and fuel will …

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Frugal Personalized Gift Ideas

Whilst Christmas is a super exciting holiday, and one that most people look forward to the whole year, it can also be very stressful trying to stretch your salary out to buy gifts for all your loved ones. But Christmas doesn’t need to be a time that sends us into credit card debt. With a little bit of thought, you …

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My New Discovery… Couponster!

So my best friend is moving to the UK. I’ve had a few days for it to sink in, but to say I’m out of ‘crisis mode’ would be a lie. We have been inseperable all our lives (she was practically waiting for me when I came out of the womb!) and we’ve never spent longer than a few weeks …

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Budget Beauty Ideas

Most of us started experimenting with budget brand makeup in our teens – from orange foundations and way too bright lipsticks, it’s safe to say that most of our beauty blunders occurred in our teen years. Then in our early to mid twenties some of us started experimenting with high end beauty products like the Cliniques and Clarins of the …

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Honeymooning on a Budget

A honeymoon is supposed to be one of the most exciting times in a married couples life. It is an opportunity to get away and spend quality time together after the stressful hustle and bustle of planning a wedding. However most couples tend to spend beyond their means when it comes to their honeymoon. Even if you can afford an …

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How To Save Money After The Wedding

So you’ve had your dream wedding, the honeymoon is over, and now it’s time to get back to reality. Straight after your marriage is the perfect time to start seriously looking at your finances and considering your future. Whether you want children or not, saving money for your rest of your lives is imperative – you never know what surprises …

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4 Personal Finance Tips for 2013

Here we are, more than halfway into 2013, and there is certainly no better time to start having a look over our finances. It doesn’t matter whether you want to save some extra cash or simply want to make your monthly wage spread out further, the time is now to start thinking about your financial status! It’s not an easy …

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