Can we survive the week on a $21 grocery budget?


Today one of the stand alone drawer units we are using in our crappy kitchen broke – beyond repair. We took the opportunity to replace both the drawers and our too tiny food cupboard with a new pantry. When I was unloading our narrow dark little cupboard, I was surprised at how much food it […]

A very transparent WIN-WIN-WIN opportunity for us all

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Why is it so hard to talk about money?


So you would think that running out of money would be a big enough firecracker to get me budgeting like a fiend right?  Well, no.  It’s been two weeks and I can’t even bring myself to reply to everyone’s (very generous and lovely) comments. Why? Because then I have to face up to it and […]

Crap, we ran out of money


This is me handing our last $20 to CrashHubby so he could go back down to the petrol station and make good on an IOU so they wouldn’t call the police! We have never run out of money before. I guess there’s a first for everything! Luckily we’ll only be without funds for two days. […]