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.
Savings & Investment
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.
After the partying dies down over the holidays, taking a bit of time to review your Financial Warrant of Fitness could help give 2013 a better kick off.
This week we continue our "spend-less" Christmas theme.
In many minds, including mine, property is still the safest investment. It's the most forgiving too in that not many investments go wrong.
! Living off the smell of an oily rag is fun anyway, but more so when you go on a little or no cost holiday.
Summer is here and that means oily rag gardeners can look forward to an abundance of produce from their garden.