• Life

    4 Quick Lessons from Moving Houses (Revisited)

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes What’s UP people! Apologies for the mini hiatus everyone, but The Frugal Samurai is back online FINALLY. Did ya miss me? To quote a scholar “I’ve never left you. Been a faithful blogreader this whole time. Staying true”. That’s my number one fan this is Stan. For the rest of you, I can explain… Last week, we’ve had a crazy week or so. Getting ready to move out of our old place into our new, on top of housesitting for my parents and babysitting their dog, whilst juggling full-time work, meant that we literally had zero time for anything. Whoa! This must be what parenthood is…

  • Real Estate

    4 Things to Consider Before Buying Your “Dream” Home!

    “Oh please! Please, at least take a look!” “No! We can’t afford it, move on.” “Come on! We can – it’s not that much, we can do it!” “How much is it again?” “Listed for $1.3m, but think about the space for the kids and it’ll be a place to call home.” “Hmm… what’s the address again?” …. So went the conversation I overheard at lunch today between a young professional couple. You could see it in their eyes really. Hers was fixated and pleading, stubbornly refusing to let go. His was unsure and trapped, not wanting to disappoint yet knowing deep down the truth… fear. They were of course,…

  • Life

    (Note to Self) 4 Quick Lessons from Moving Houses

    Gday peeps, How’s it all going! February’s here, which means we are well and truly into 2018. Going to be a short post today guys because MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be and I are in the process of moving into our new place, i.e. boxes and sticky tape and shit strewn everywhere like a bomb site. I thought about continuing with the real estate series but wouldn’t have done you all justice considering I can’t even find a cup to drink precious, precious water out of – probably pass out from dehydration at this rate. However, what I will do is share with you 4 lessons we have learnt in moving places which I…