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Oily Rag - A right royal feast

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:29 pm | Oily Rag

The nation is gripped with a right royal occasion, and what an occasion it is! The William, Kate and George show has everything a fairy tale could hope to have: a charming couple, a bouncy baby, pomp, pageantry, secret locations and traditional welcomes ... More >>

Paddling pumpkins and mailbox tips

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 11:12 am | Oily Rag

There is something very likeable about giant pumpkins. The thing we most like is that growing giant pumpkins is a great way to get families and communities excited about gardening! More >>

Backyard gardening and renting appliances

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:04 pm | Oily Rag

Denise from Auckland has sent us this great letter about growing a backyard garden. She shows what can be done to transform a tough back-yard section into a productive garden providing fresh vegetables at little or no cost. Here’s her letter. More >>

Oily Rag - Preserving the summer harvest

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 11:56 am | Oily Rag

Summer is the time to fill your pantry shelves and freezer with food to last you through to the next growing season. It’s a matter of dollars and sense for the frugal family because fruit and vegetables are cheapest when they are abundant - ... More >>

Oily Rag - Money saving tips for students

Friday, 7 February 2014, 11:25 am | Oily Rag

For most of us the holidays are now a merely a pleasant but fading memory – it’s back to work or study. Being the start of the school and university year, it’s worth reminding students how to save money on a limited or non-existent income. More >>

Frugal ways pay - Oily Rag

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 3:22 pm | Oily Rag

This week we have more reader tips and we revise some of the basics to save you lots of dollars. More >>

Tips for oily rag readers

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 12:17 pm | Oily Rag

It seems summer is a busy time in the oily rag garden. We have received lots of interesting gardening tips to share, as well as others that are sure to appeal - or at least titillate! And don’t forget that if you have a favourite oily rag tip that works ... More >>

Oily Rag - Jingle bells without the jingle bills

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 11:32 am | Oily Rag

Oily raggers are really good at making Christmas an occasion without the cost. Here are some tips for those looking for creative ways to celebrate Christmas. More >>

Oily Rag: Xmas pav’ and kai

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 1:03 pm | Oily Rag

It’s only a few weeks until summer and one can feel a sense of urgency building as people start thinking about sun, sand and an oily rag Christmas! Lots of oily raggers will be planning something special so here are a couple of ideas. More >>

Waste not, want not

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 12:59 pm | Oily Rag

Oily raggers are not the sort of people to let anything go to waste. It is no surprise that they have lots of ideas to make the most of what others throw out. Here are some suggestions for plastics, paper and tyres. More >>

Kids money no minor matter

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 9:36 am | Oily Rag

Westpac has been asking some interesting questions about kids and money. Their “Money and Kids Report” provides an insight into the link between pocket money and financial awareness. We think it’s important that kids (and once-were kids) make the connection ... More >>

Oily Rag Column - Payday loans

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 12:44 pm | Oily Rag

Living off the smell of an oily rag is all about being frugal with one’s money. That means being sensible about borrowing. More >>

Oily Rag - Frugal Millionaires

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 11:38 am | Oily Rag

We, like most people, are curious to know from people who are financially very successful, how they achieved their success. Fortunately, the answer is usually much more mundane than one sees in the movies. It’s usually about service with a smile, enthusiasm ... More >>

Oily Rag - Fantastically frugal ideas

Thursday, 12 September 2013, 12:28 pm | Oily Rag

This week we took a dip into the bulging oily rag mailbags, and found some fantastically frugal ideas about all sorts of things. Here’s a selection of the ones we liked the most. More >>

Oily Rag - Spring has sprung

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 12:09 pm | Oily Rag

As the calendar clicks past August, we now know that spring has arrived - even if spring-like weather arrived early this year. Spring means new born lambs, but it also means it’s time to do those cleaning and clearing out jobs that have been ... More >>

Oily Rag - Egging On

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 12:27 pm | Oily Rag

This week is egg week and this column is all about eggs. It’s not really egg week - we made that bit up but because eggs are so versatile in the oily rag kitchen we thought they deserve to have a whole week of special attention! More >>

Oily Rag - Spring comes early

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 11:59 am | Oily Rag

Even though the calendar is not yet sayings its spring, the weather certainly thinks so. That means it’s time to get serious about the spring vege garden. More >>

Oily Rag - Shopper Watching

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 12:40 pm | Oily Rag

After decades of shopper watching, we would like to share our observations of shopping personalities. More >>

Oily Rag - Treasure in the Trash

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 10:02 am | Oily Rag

Dedicated oily raggers love digging through trash – there’s so much there that can be given a new life purpose! Here are some second-hand uses for plastic, newspaper, and tea bags. Plastic bags More >>

Low cost winter recipes and a right Royal treat

Thursday, 25 July 2013, 12:58 pm | Oily Rag

The winter chill has descended upon the country so we thought it time to dig into the oily rag archives to find more reader tips for low-cost warm-winter meals - but first we too are going to join the masses and celebrate the Royal baby with a special ... More >>