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Articles covering Travel Insurance, Life Insurance, Funeral Insurance, Savings, Investment, Superannuation, Life after work. Wills, asset protection and Trusts.

Fixed Price Power and Happily Married

Oily ragger John from Warkworth has asked an interesting question. "I recently received an offer from Mercury Energy to 'lock in' my power price for the next three years but at a price that is about 9 percent more than I pay now. Should I do that?"

Toilet Paper Secrets Exposed

Here are the results and some of the more "interesting" comments. 86 percent of respondents said they hang the roll with the paper facing to the front; 14 percent hang the roll with the paper to the back. Here's why.

More Money Saving Tips from Readers

The oily rag boom is probably a sign of the tough times but also a reminder that our down-to-earth do-it-yourself frugal mindset is still very much alive and well. Here are more of the great and sometimes humorous tips sent in by readers.

Making the Most of What Others Throw Away

Oily raggers are great at getting more out of less, and making the most of what others throw out. Here are some of the many ideas readers have sent in, ranging from using toilet rolls to buying better for baby!

Your Money Saving Tips

Your frugal living tips just keep on coming in, so much so that our staff in the Oily Rag Club Department are struggling to keep up. Here are some of the tips we have received in the last couple of weeks.

The Joys of the Homemade Will

Some years ago an elderly client died. She was a dear old soul but had an almost pathological dislike of spending money, so we will call her Mrs Scrooge. Shortly after her death her family came into the office and with a flourish produced several pages o