Frugality & Saving Money
This section of Oz Investor aims to provide you with the knowledge and strategies necessary to reduce your expenses while maintaining your present lifestyle.
One of the easiest ways to increase your wealth is to cut back on what you spend. Many of these savings can be made without any great sacrifices on your behalf. By shopping frugally, by using your household utilities wisely and by organizing the manner by which you handle your bill payment regime, you can significantly reduce your expenses.
Within this section, we will compare prices paid for groceries at various supermarket chains throughout Australia, and will provide strategies to help you minimise your power, phone and internet bills, as well as the payments made on your personal and automobile loans.
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Tips for Saving Money
Fee-free Banking (NineMSN Money, 30th May, 2001)
With the major banks promoting fee-free options for senior bankers lately, it may seem that such perks are reserved for only those over 60 years of age. This article outlines how the younger crowd can receive the same, or similar, reductions in fees.
Free Yourself from the Vicious Cycle of Credit Card Debt - written by Deborah Brown
One of the biggest hindrances to effective saving and debt reduction are the lure of the convenience offered by high-interest credit cards. Here, Deborah Brown outlines the best tactics for the elimination of credit card debt. (Note: Some aspects of this article are directly aimed at US-residents, though the general themes are equally as valuable to Aussies).