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Even Cheaper Milk and Other Good Ideas

Many thanks to everyone who provided feedback for the milk report. Although the report specifically looked at the cheapest way to buy a two-litre bottle of blue top, there are other ways to save on milk. Here are some of your comments and suggestions.

Frugal Fashion Week

It's Fashion Week. It's a glitzy, flashy and expensive sort of affair, so we thought we would travel the oily rag cat walk with our own celebration of fashion with frugality and flair.

Budgeting By Jars

While governments talk about million, billions and trillions, budgeting is just as important for your humble household as it is for our overweight and overbearing government.

The Mailbags Are Full of Great Tips

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!"

Holiday Feasts and Fun

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.

The Oily Rag Test

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.