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The Economiss
Budgeting, minimalism, environomentalism
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I have survived this week, five days and 15 meals for $9.50 in the name of people living in poverty. This article will highlight what the Live Below the Line challenge is, how I shopped and cooked for the challenge and share with you some of my reflections on the challenge. The post Live below the line – I ate 15 meals across five days for $9.50 appeared first on The ...
Posted: May 09 2019 @ 9:37 PM
Living zero waste works well for frugal folk on a budget as the movement calls for a different five step process when it comes to the way you live your life. This article highlights three three key lessons I learnt to apply to my financial journey from Erin Rhoads book, Waste Not. The post Book club: Waste Not – reduce waste and save money appeared first on The Economiss. ...
Posted: Apr 03 2019 @ 7:00 AM
Australian author, Serena Bird, is many things: a writer, a public servant, a speaker, an influencer, a Mother and in her book, The Joyful Frugalista, Bird shares with you another part of her personality. The Canberra based writer has coined a new term for her lifestyle optimising strategy, Frugalista; a savvy, fashionable and generous female that makes the most of her circumstances and life opportunities to achieve a positive outcome ...
Posted: Mar 06 2019 @ 8:23 AM
In 2018 I earnt a whopping 60,899 flybuys points and in the top 5% of earners in Australia. In 2018 I got $452 for free across my rewards partners, but how did I do this on my $40 weekly shopping budget? This article will share my top five tips to increase your flybuys points and put more money in your pocket for 2019. The post How to earn more flybuys points ...
Posted: Jan 21 2019 @ 9:10 AM
2018 was a year where I decided to focus and work hard: professionally, financially and personally. My biggest sources of pride include the 40.5% saving rate, my increase in charitable giving and my significant reduction in grocery and clothes spending The post I saved 40.5% – my 2018 expenditure breakdown appeared first on The Economiss. ...
Posted: Jan 18 2019 @ 11:16 AM
Media Here’s a list of articles where The Economiss has been featured, I love talking to other people. For media inquiries please email [email protected] and write Media request in the subject line. Featured in thejoyfulfrugalista.com: Credit cards cyclingrachelsmith.com: BLOG – How The post Media appeared first on The Economiss. ...
Posted: Jan 18 2019 @ 9:31 AM
This Women in Wealth feature will highlight three key insights from Rachel Smith, a single Brisbane based lady, who bought her home and paid off her mortgage in seven years. The post Women in Wealth: Rachel Smith appeared first on The Economiss. ...
Posted: Nov 19 2018 @ 7:21 AM
You want to give more but you don’t think it’s possible, let me prove to you that you can. This year I’ve already given over $1090 to charity this year and some small hacks in your grocery budget can mean you too can eat organic, free range meat, eggs and milk, shop for $40 a week and give more to charity. Today I will share with you the story behind ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 7:34 AM
There are now 6 pay fortnights until the end of 2018, I was saving $818 a fortnight, I've taken another look and tightened my budget further to increase this to $1000 a fortnight after I was hit by a large tax bill in September with more to come in November. I will not be making deposit by Christmas but I will work as hard to get as close as possible. ...
Posted: Oct 08 2018 @ 3:28 AM
Minimalism defines a lifestyle different to what advertising campaigns sell us. We get up, exercise, commute, work, commute, eat, sleep and repeat the process five times a week. Weekends are spent recovering: cleaning our homes, washing clothes, grocery shopping, meal prepping, seeing friends and family and getting ready to start over again. But what if it didn't have to be that way? The Minimalists preach a different life than the ...
Posted: Sep 10 2018 @ 9:00 AM


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