This week we are paying an oily rag tribute to Richard Briers, who passed away recently, aged 79.
Savings & Investment
Nearly everyone likes shopping around for a bargain and there's a better way to save money - and that's haggling.
In recent years there has been an upsurge of the circumstances where more than one generation of a family has a financial stake in the same property.
The Oily Rag mail bags have been full of great tips and titillations from those wanting to make a dollar buy two dollars worth of goods, and how to make the most of what we have around us.
We all need a regular income (cashflow) to meet the necessities of life, primarily food and housing, and many other needs as well.
Hardly a week goes by that we don't hear of another hard-luck story from someone who has ended up in a financial mud pool because they did not follow some pretty basic rules about money.
We often hear the phrase, "shop smarter New Zealand" during the TV ad breaks, and that's exactly what those living off the smell of an oily rag do.
It's time to empty the oily rag mailbags - there are some interesting ideas about how to make a dollar worth two, and how to make the most of what we have around us.
It's interesting to hear why people choose to live off the smell of an oily rag. Over the years oily raggers have told us how much pleasure they get from a frugal lifestyle.
Apartment vacancy levels rise over Christmas and New Year, but come January, many GrownUps start shopping for an apartment for their sons and daughters.