• Alternatives,  FIRE

    The Frugal Samurai Interview Series – Tina From Money Flamingo

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Sorry, sorry – I know I’ve said that I’ll get back on the blogging horse buuuuut things have been a bit crazy at the moment. Not only is Old Sydney Town in the midst of an intense lockdown, we’ve also had to juggle multiple professional and personal thingymajiggys. But that’s no excuse right! Funnily enough, the blog has seen a substantial increase of new readers whilst I’ve been away… so um… maybe I should not post more? To all the new members and readers – WELCOME! So today, I wanted to do something which I haven’t done for a while, and that’s to introduce another special…

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    Back!

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hello everyone! Gosh, it feels so long since I’ve clickity clackity-ed on a blog post buuuuuut… I’m back! Been a full two months since the last one, and as I’ve read somewhere that it takes about 66 days for a new habit to form – I didn’t want to lose my writer’s touch. Mind you, it’s not such a bad time to get back into writing – as today is day 1 of ANOTHER lockdown in Old Sydney Town. Sigh, this nasty COVID business just won’t go away eh? Kinda like a nasty bug you can’t shake off when you have the er, flu. Anyhow, what…

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    Welcome MiniFrugalSamurai!

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Howdy everyone! Apologies for being AWOL but some BIG news – we have a new addition to the family! Please welcome… MINIFRUGALSAMURAI. Ain’t he cute? Just like his old man haw haw. Suffice to say, MrsFrugalSamurai and I are run off our FEET (explains my AWOLness). I love it though. Honestly speaking, I think that there is nothing more special than to raise another human life. It’s given me a new sense of purpose and y’know what – puts a lot of things in perspective. Truly, when they say that family is number one – they were referring to your own kids. Raising a child has…

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    How Much Is Your Time Worth?

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes What’s up dudes and dudettes! Welcome back to another episode of The Frugal Samurai. SO GUYS, DRAMA in the TFS household. Or rather we had a mini bust-up recently with a close family member. Long story short, it involved some tree trimming, and the question of who is responsible for the leftover rubbish (think branches, leaves, logs… y’know tree stuff). I’d thought that it was a simple matter for the tradies to take away said rubbish. HOWEVER, it appeared that this detail was not negotiated in the works – which meant they left a great big mound in the front yard. Just look at that eyesore!…

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    Your Life In Weeks

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Hola peeps! Sorry went a bit AWOL there, but it’s good to be back! Been a bit full-on these days as MrsFrugalSamurai and I have been beavering away getting things ready for MiniFrugalSamurai. Case in point were some prenatal classes taken at the hospital, which are meant to better prepare first-time parents with what to expect. I didn’t learn anything from these classes. Mainly because I wasn’t paying any attention. Hear me out though – the baby will be delivered at the hospital, with experienced mid-wives, nurses and an OBGYN who does this for a living; oh and MrsFrugalSamurai also works in the medical field. IF…