Author Archives: Frogdancer

Skinflint Sunday: I think it’s called ‘Rationalisation’…

This has been a pretty good year. What with the selling of the house, the abolishment of the 3K/month bridging finance, the total debt-free situation… and the shows I’ve treated myself to. First up was k.d lang in July. Dress … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Protect your investments.

This will be the last time I dye my hair like this. I have travel plans next year and I don’t want to risk getting denied entry because I look different to my passport photo. The hair dye I use … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Teach your children well.

A couple of days ago I came home from work at about 4:30pm. It was a boiling hot day and Ryan22 was really happy to see me, as he didn’t know where the remotes for the air con were. David24 … Continue reading

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Why I haven’t been writing blog posts.

Lately, especially coming up to the sale of the house and the subsequent settlement, I’ve been diving headlong into educating myself about personal finance. There’s been very little blog writing, but masses of blog reading, along with podcasts. A roughly … Continue reading

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Why is Scout looking so sad?

*sigh* She’s the only dachshund I know who loves every other breed of dog but appears to hate her own. Usually it’s the other way round. (You should hear some of those snags when they see another type of dog. … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: revisit old passions.

“Gidday babe. Come here often?” Well, these couches are now GONE! My new leather lounge suites have arrived. I’ve got a cream coloured one for the lounge room, because I love to live dangerously, and a dark grey one for … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Stay in for fun fun fun!

This greeted me when I left work on Wednesday. Surprisingly, no note had been left. It’s going to cost me 1K to get it fixed, so suddenly getting to work by public transport has become the cheapest option. The car’s … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me!

Another year has passed at the Frogdancer house and I’m having a really lovely day. Well, considering I have to come into work and all. I woke up to these in the kitchen from Evan20: He stayed up really late … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: The plan comes to fruition.

So what does one do when everything finally comes together and a plan is executed? One celebrates! My boss was singularly unimpressed, but everyone else loves it. Yes, the house sale limped its way over the line and the money … Continue reading

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I’m so EXCITED!!!

A little while ago a blogger named Urspo did a post on podcasts. One of the ones he rated most highly was ‘Welcome to Nightvale’. I was looking for some more things to listen to and so I looked it … Continue reading

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