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Make your dreams happen

Make your dreams happen

How do we make our dreams happen? Is there a formula if we follow the rules? Will this cause us to find success in life? My last post was titled “rules rule” and it was about rules and what rules do we keep and what […]

The Naked Retiree…..develops resilience

The Naked Retiree…..develops resilience

In my last post, I wrote about the changes to the age pension and retiree’s needing resilience. The world around us is changing and not all for the better particularly with the cost of living.  The Australian Farm Institute tell us that Australian consumers are […]

Retirees down in the dumps

Retirees down in the dumps

There are many retirees today who are “down in the dumps”. This could be due to financial, health, relational or emotional factors. I read another blog earlier this week about the experiences of a man (let’s call him Dave) who retired from a “high level” […]

Under the kitchen sink

Under the kitchen sink

What is happening under the kitchen sink? This week on television I saw a short clip of Peter Walsh who was looking under someone’s kitchen sink. You may have heard about Peter; he is an Australian who now lives in USA. He is a declutter […]

Frugal Frieda and sense savings

Frugal Frieda and sense savings

I made a decision in January this year to write a “Frugal Frieda” post each month. Life has been busy and I missed the month of May altogether! Now it is June and getting close to the end of the financial year Frugal Frieda has […]

Scams –seniors beware!

Scams –seniors beware!

The world is changing and while there has always been someone around to swindle someone out of something we now have to “watch out” for the online scam. I am very conscious of suspicious emails and have a habit of warning others and yet it happened […]

Frugal Frieda

Frugal Frieda

It seems to me that we live in a disposable society, one that is further away from living a frugal life than in years gone by.  Take my parents for example, both were born in 1926 and grew up in The Great Depression of the […]

Make it a habit

Make it a habit

A habit is something that we do habitually; a pattern of behaviour, practice or routine that can be difficult to change. If we do something often enough we can make it a habit. There are “good” habits and “bad” habits. One “bad” habit I have […]

The Christmas Prawn Feast & Food Safety

The Christmas Prawn Feast & Food Safety

It is encouraging to know that Australia has very stringent food safety standards as is the case when it comes to prawns. Prawns will be on many Australian menus for this festive season. When I was thinking about where we would source our prawns for […]

Christmas Food Fiesta

Christmas Food Fiesta

It is that time of the year when many of us are planning our Christmas Food Fiesta. Our minds turn to what we are going to eat and drink during the Christmas Holidays. I have been going through all my old recipes to get inspiration. […]