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Oily Rag Budget 2015

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 6:16 pm | Oily Rag

Last week the Government released its Budget, and lots of people had a lot to say about there being too little money. We are told +250,000 kids (and presumably their parents) are living in poverty. The strange thing about poverty is that nowadays ... More >>

Oily Rag - Q & A and pet food

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 11:24 am | Oily Rag

Many thanks to those who have risen to the challenge and offered suggestions to some oily rag questions from readers. More >>

Oily Rag - Frugal feijoas

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 9:27 am | Oily Rag

We have previously written about giant pumpkins, but never before about giant feijoas. Unlike pumpkins, which are measured in hundreds of kilograms, giant feijoas are measured in hundreds of grams. More >>

Frugal business

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 2:17 pm | Oily Rag

Families are not the only ones enjoying the benefits of thrifty living. Lots of businesses gain lots of profit from having a frugal mindset. More >>

Oily rag characters

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 1:30 pm | Oily Rag

I am sure you would have heard about Generation X, and personality types A & B. Well, not to be outdone by labels and generalisations we at the Oily Rag Research Institute have been doing some of our own ground-breaking research into the vexed ... More >>

Oily Rag - Financial Fritters

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 2:55 pm | Oily Rag

Fair Go ran an interesting segment about a couple (Mike and Kirsten) who were having money worries, despite being a +$100k income household - the sort of household that some politicians call "rich". Trouble was, Mike and Kirsten were not rich, ... More >>

Oily Rag: Solar Sense

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 3:26 pm | Oily Rag

Some say that solar power is the way of the future, but the high upfront cost of solar panels has been a stumbling block. So there was a ripple of excitement within the oily rag community recently when a media headline exclaimed, "Free panels place ... More >>

Oily Rag - Cleaning up

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 2:06 pm | Oily Rag

We have had a big response to a question raised by JimO from Torbay who asked for help cleaning shower glass. More >>

Pets, honey, and lots of cleaners

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 3:05 pm | Oily Rag

This week we have more frugal tips and answers to questions from the oily rag community! More >>

Oily Rag - From dog fleas to frozen meals

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 3:26 pm | Oily Rag

We have received lots of new tips in recent weeks and answers to questions from readers. More >>

Oily Rag - Fruit, fried silver beet, power and more

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 2:50 pm | Oily Rag

This week the frugal living tips include a tasty sounding recipe for silver beet - which is in abundance at present, ways to make the most of in-season fruit, and there are a couple of questions from oily rag readers. More >>

High rise storage, chips, and pesky cats

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:32 pm | Oily Rag

"More oily rag mail!" said our postie as the latest bag-full of frugal tips was heaved into our letterbox. Here are some of the gems we discovered. More >>

Romance, checking the check-out, and woolly socks

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 3:16 pm | Oily Rag

When romance is in the air, P.B. from Auckland has this tip to keep wedding costs down. "When my husband and I were married 13 years ago, (2nd time round), when we sent out the invitations we put on the bottom BYO gents, ladies a plate (starter, ... More >>

Yum peaches!

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 12:15 pm | Oily Rag

An oily ragger from Northland has been in touch to say how much they are enjoying their oily rag orchard - their peach tree in particular. "It's a fairly young tree. Last year we picked a basket full but this year there is an absolute abundance. ... More >>

Oily Rag -From wedding dresses to tofu

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:21 pm | Oily Rag

This week we have interesting tips from far and near, from wedding dresses to tofu, along with a question about socks! More >>

Oily rag tips: From cleaners to duck eggs

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 10:55 am | Oily Rag

The mail bags are full again and the frugal community has some suggestions to last week’s questions. More >>

Oily Rag - mail and questions

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:32 pm | Oily Rag

The mail bags are full again. Here's a sample of the latest tips we have received and some questions for the frugal community. More >>

Fresh and frugal markets

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 4:29 pm | Oily Rag

It's been too long since we have reminded readers abut the pleasures of local markets. Spring seems like a great time of the year to do so - when fresh produce is abundant and cheap. More >>

Oily rag Q & A

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 1:06 pm | Oily Rag

The mail bags are bursting with ideas and questions so its time to dig in and see what tips and titbits lie in wait. More >>

Oily Rag: Spring clean attention

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:13 pm | Oily Rag

It's spring and soon to be summer so if you haven’t already done the annual spring clean, there is no time to lose. More >>



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