Tag Archives: Frugality

5 of our favourite ways that we save money

By | May 21, 2017

Author: Mr & Mrs DDU.

Accommodation – living in the 70s

Where people live is usually their biggest expense. At the moment, we are spending around 20% of our annual income on rent. All Australians can understand that finding good value accommodation is very difficult.

We live on the edge of our city, in a place that was built in the 70s and still has … Continue reading >>

Who are the real Joneses?

By | September 19, 2016

who-are-the-real-joneses-dividends-down-under-blogAuthor: Mr DDU.

One of the most common phrases out there in personal finance is the bad habit called ‘keeping up with the Joneses’. It simply means spending more than you should so that you can look more impressive than your neighbours, friends or family – whoever your ‘Joneses’ are. Or perhaps it can just simply be jealousy of what someone has, and you want … Continue reading >>

Why we think about Christmas all year long

By | July 21, 2016

why we think about christmas all year long - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mrs DDU.

Almost every culture has a gift-giving season, a time to get together with family, exchange presents and maybe enjoy a meal. That time of year for Mr DDU and I is Christmas.

We all know, all too well the rush that the holiday season can bring; the stress, busy crowds, holiday parties and lots of money flying out of your bank account … Continue reading >>

How we saved $200 in minutes

By | June 29, 2016

How we saved $200 in minutes - dividends down under blog

Author: Mrs DDU.

In this day and age we are lucky to have the convenience and technology to set up automatic payments to the companies that we have long researched and selected to receive our business. On the flip side it tempts us to be lazy, to let those payments go month after month, to automatically renew a contract or plan without considering your value … Continue reading >>

Is ‘better’ ever worth paying more for?

By | May 29, 2016

Which items are worth paying more for - dividends down under blogAuthor: Mr DDU.

I’ve recently been reading a few examples of people praising Airbnb. The people who stay at Airbnb places are essentially saying that it’s better value/experience than a hotel. We haven’t stayed at an Airbnb yet, but there’s a good chance we may in the future.

This got me thinking though – what is worth paying more for? By paying more for, I … Continue reading >>