Category Archives: Money Matters

The cheap geek and the bank account fee

Once upon a time, Cheap Geek opened up a no-frills account that attracted a $4 monthly fee. He accepted this fee without complaint for it was then commonplace for banks to charge maintenance fees for their banking services. As the … Continue reading

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The indirect cost(s) of double glazing

The guys from Ecostar Double Glazing installed our fancy schmancy double-glazed windows earlier in the week. The house is much quieter now. While some noise still comes through, we’re able to watch TV with a 30% lower volume. There’s also … Continue reading

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Gratefully thrifty

Some of my former coworkers are negotiating salaries with their new bosses. Their lifestyles are unsustainable at the currently offered pay rate, which means they’ll either have to accept the work and deal with the financial consequences or find employment … Continue reading

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Water Wally or just a crappy estimate?

This month’s bill arrived in the mail the other day and I freaked out for a couple of seconds when I saw the average usage per day. Our household usually go through about 400L but this time round, the bill … Continue reading

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