Monthly Archives: July 2011

‘If you look after your pennies, your pounds will take care of themselves.’

As told by Kristy to mustbethrifty Grandpa was tight when it came to money. When he was alive, the family never went to restaurants. There were few treats: if Mum and her siblings wanted ice cream, they would have to … Continue reading

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Love thy library

To celebrate the start of True Blood’s Season Four, I planned on reading Charlaine Harris’ latest Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead Reckoning. Unfortunately, when I got to the public library, it seemed like everyone else shared the same idea: there were fifteen … Continue reading

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To market, to market

A bargain hunter with a competitive streak, my friend Sarah refuses to let her mortgage get the better of her. BM (Before Mortgage), she used to dine out at Comme and shop on Collins Street, but AM (After Mortgage), she’s … Continue reading

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Wanting wontons

Once, on a cold July night, the thought of wonton soup was enough to make the hungry mortgager wanton and weak-willed enough to stop by at a noodle shop on the way home from work. After perusing a laminated menu … Continue reading

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