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    Half-Yearly Report Card, Goals Update and Verdicts – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly…

    Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s Up Frugal Samuraites!!! We’re back again for another sitting of the Frugal Samurai. Hope everyone’s enjoying the wonderful warmth of Winter – don’t worry it’ll be over soon! Speaking of wonderful, how bloody insane has this year’s World Cup been eh? It’s the most alive and drama filled tournament we have had in DECADES. The quality, passion and emotions of the games has certainly lived up to expectations. So much so that the halfway mark of the year passed with barely a whimper. Wait… say that again? Seriously, HALFWAY already? That’s right – we’ve officially passed the halfway point for 2018, where did the time…

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    5 Things the World Cup Teaches About Life!

    Waka waka eh eh!!! Tsamina mina zangalewa!!! This time for Africa!!! Shakira Shakira! “Takes headphones off”. Oh hello – it’s you again. Pardon me there, I got carried away – the World Cup is on you see. The four-yearly event has come around and landed in Russia, hands up if you’ve been watching it! MrsFrugalSamurai and I certainly have been – more the case of me forcing her to watch that is. “Come on babe! Egypt versus Uruguay!!!” “Uruguay… is that a fruit?” Blank expression. “N…no dear… it’s a country…” “In Europe?” Geographical ignorances aside (my apologies on her behalf to all our Uruguayan friends), the World Cup is THE…

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    Side Hustle Idea – Refereeing (4 Reasons To Do It)

    What’s up guys! Boy, am I flushed ladies and gentlemen. Just finished an intense weekend running around chasing after underage boys and girls. SAY WHAT?!!! No, no nothing malicious or criminal. Nothing like that, let me explain. I’m a level 4 Football (soccer) Federation Australia referee (the lowest level but a level nonetheless!) What that means is that on weekends, when the football season is on – I’m usually shivering my butt off on some wet and cold field early in the morning trying to bring some order amidst the chaos. Harder than it sounds amigos, hard than it sounds. And not just one game too… usually I’m there for…

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    The Rich Exercise, Do You?

    What’s up Frugal Samuraites, hoping everyone’s having a great Easter! Four days off people – that’s like school holidays for adults! I tell you what, judging by my social media feeds, seems like most people used this opportunity to get out of town and explore this great country of ours. MrsFrugalSamurai and I didn’t have any grand plans or travel itineraries, rather we used this time to catch up with family and friends over good food and good wine. Couple of nights ago we caught up with some friends and had a blow-your-mind, tip top meal over at a local restuarant. “Oooo, this dish tastes amazing” “Yep, I wish I knew…