5 Signs You’re Frugal Not Cheap (Yes, They’re Different)

Frugal not cheap, what to say next time someone calls you the C word.  Not that C word – geez, we’re a family-publication, although if you’re anything like me, being called cheap is almost as offensive. That’s because I know I’m not cheap. I spend freely and give generously on things that are important to … Read more

25+ Ways to Use Up Eggs

Eggs are a versatile ingredient found in almost every kitchen, and they often make their way into various delicious recipes. If you find yourself with an abundance of eggs and don’t want them to go to waste, you’re in luck. One of the best things about eggs is how easily they can be incorporated into … Read more

Best VPNs for New Zealand (Options for Locals & Tourists)

Best VPNs for New Zealand

Living in New Zealand, you might already know the importance of using a reliable VPN service to ensure your privacy and access geo-restricted content with ease. With so many options available in the market, finding the perfect fit for your needs can be quite challenging. Worry not! In this article, we’ll explore some of the … Read more

How to Budget with Variable Income So You Always Have Enough

Colored uneven graph on white paper with word Income_How to Budget with Irregular Income

Managing your family budget with a variable income can be a challenge. Irregular paydays can test even the most astute budgeter so it’s important to be vigilant when planning how you’ll manage your money when your income fluctuates. We are currently living with (and thriving on) a variable or irregular income. It wasn’t always easy … Read more

10 Habits of Debt-Free People You Can Start Right Now

Handing money to bank_10 Habits of Debt-Free People You Should Start Right Now

Becoming debt-free is a goal for many of us. And let me tell you, there is no feeling like making that final payment on your credit card, car loan or even your mortgage (that event deserves a party!). 10 Debt-Free Habits to Adopt No matter what level of debt you’re tackling, there are 10 simple … Read more

12 Awesome Benefits of Budgeting Your Money

woman writing on her notebook with money beside_Awesome Benefits of Budgeting Your Money

Many personal finance bloggers talk about budgeting like it’s the bee’s knees. But if you’ve never had a budget, you’re probably wondering what the benefits of budgeting are and how they will apply to your life. Now, I’m not naturally frugal, I love to spend money.  Yet, I also managed to get myself out of … Read more

How to Start an Emergency Fund: A Complete Guide

An emergency fund jar filled with money

An emergency fund is something that most people should have, but very few actually do. It’s not always easy to save, especially with all our other financial obligations. However, it is so important for a family to have an emergency fund because you never know when life will throw you a curveball and quickly leave … Read more

85 Cheap Mince Recipes The Whole Family Will Love

Cheap Mince Recipes

Mince is a great staple protein source that is relatively cheap and very adaptable. That’s why families love it! I’ve curated a list of cheap mince recipes that the whole family will love. All of these recipes have two things in common. First – they’re affordable. And secondly, they’re packed with flavour. If you need … Read more

How to Use Amazon Australia in New Zealand

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If you’re living in New Zealand and want to make the most of Amazon Australia for your shopping needs, you’re in the right place. Since July 2021, New Zealanders have accessed millions of products on Amazon.com.au and enjoy the benefits of lower shipping costs and faster delivery times. Amazon Australia’s introduction of direct shipping to … Read more

Can Money Buy Happiness? Experts Say Yes – If Used Wisely

If you’ve ever wondered ‘Can money buy happiness?’, you’re not alone. That’s not just because you’re reading a blog formerly called Money Can Buy Me Happiness (rebranded to Mumsmoney in 2019).  When I started this blog, I had some criticism. One person told me she associates the name of my site with the desire to “accumulate … Read more