Last week we received an emergency phone call. It was the lovely lady at NZ Post. Desperate, she was - "Can you PLEASE come and clear your mail box. Oily Rag mail has overflowed onto the floor and is piled up to the ceiling!"
Savings & Investment
Its holiday time, which for many is about sharing, caring, and food. Food usually plays a major part in the festive conviviality's and social engagements so our thoughts once again turned to ways to entertain family and friends with frugality and fun.
It's quiz time. How do your oily rag skills rate? Here's your chance to find out, by taking the oily rag test. Answer these simple questions, then see how you rate.
We have been warned. Floods, famine, heat waves, and an ice-age type winter in the northern hemisphere are likely to have a big impact on the price of food in our supermarkets. Never fear, there is one thing that we can reply upon to combat the perils bef
It is traditional in January to make promises for the year ahead. For many, these resolutions are more about aspiration than they are fact, but oily rag folk like aspiration so we thought it would be worth reflecting on penny-pinching resolutions, mottos
Surveys, surveys, surveys. There have been lots recently so we thought we would recap on what they tell us about our spending habits. How do you rate on the Christmas spendometer?
It's Christmas again (already) so we thought it appropriate to reflect on some of the best Christmas tips. The oily rag trick is to be generous, but frugal. Being a creative lot, oily raggers do this in many ways.
Christmas seems like a good time of the year to talk about budgeting. Fortunately the oily rag community have lots to say about budgets. Here are some of their suggestions.
The Oily Rag House of Frugality has a better suggestion than making fresh fruit and vegetables a little cheaper by removing GST; how about free fruit and vegetables by growing your own.
Spring is in the air so it's time to get cleaning. The best cleaner we know of is called elbow grease - and best of all, it's free!