All posts by: Diane

  • how to cope with forced retirement
Coping With an Unexpected or Forced Retirement For some, it begins with a conversation with a boss who seems unusually cheerful as he or she highlights the benefits of leaving the company now. For others, it’s the culmination of months...
  • The fugal joy of a hygge nook
Have you heard about hygge? If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest lately, you’ll know ‘hygge’ is everywhere. Hygge is a Danish word (pronounced ‘hooga’) and roughly translates to ‘cosiness’… and a whole lot more. Luckily for us, hygge is...
  • Organise your pantry with these cute, clever and frugal ideas.
Organise your pantry and watch life become simpler and less stressful. Oh, and it’ll save you money, too. How? Simple… When you know what you have, you don’t waste money buying groceries you don’t need and you can make sure...
  • How to live on half your income - the no BS guide
Wondering how to live on half of your income? Earn more. No, I’m not being facetious. If you’re on minimum wage and barely covering the absolute essentials, you can’t live on 50% of your income. That’s just simple math. How...
  • safe cleaning products feature
What are safe cleaning products? They are cleaning products that are non-toxic and, in this article, also ones you can make at home. Without needing a chemistry degree! Don’t wait for spring cleaning time, start introducing these safe cleaning products...
  • Easy Freezer Meals for a Frugal Grocery Budget
These easy freezer meals are guaranteed to become fast family favourites. They’ll also save you money, time and a whole heap of stress when life gets busy or money gets tight. I’ve always worked to ensure I’ve had a stock...
  • Vertical vegetable garden ideas that will solve your garden space problems
A vertical vegetable garden can be the mind blowing solution to your desire to grow your own food but the problem of a distinct lack of space. Sometimes, you need to look at a problem from a different angle and, when it...
  • Gorgeous books to help make the most of your home
Are you a brand new homeowner ready to decorate and organise your space? Maybe you’re in the middle of working on a fixer upper? Wherever you are in your homemaker journey, one of these gorgeous books is bound to inspire...
  • Free budget printables to help you take control of your money
Don’t wait for the New Year, or adverse circumstances to motivate you to get your finances in order. Choose from the free budget printables listed below and get started today. There are many different types and styles of budget printables available so...
  • Awesome ways to live better on less money
I admit it. Sometimes I can be a real cheapskate. Spending less money than I make is important to me. Frugal sounds better but the truth is sometimes cheapskate is closer to reality. I try to stick to being frugal, which...