That way we have it


It can be painful from time to time to reflect and confront yourself with some of the expensive habits you have. As I recently moved into my humble new home, I was looking for ways to fill the huge shelf above my desk. My girlfriend had managed to fill it halfway already with plants in all kinds of sizes, but there was still a large amount of space to fill…right?

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The subscription curse


The accidental split second can end up ruining a month’s worth of savings. Think about being overconfident when parking your car (“I still have some margin!”) or your cellphone hitting the floor when reaching for it with your fingertips from your bed.

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Take to the skies: tips & tricks for cutting costs on your next plane ticket


There are many things one can say about travelling. It will however – in monetary terms – not make you richer. Of course, travelling can be an enriching venture through the experiences you come across. It should therefore not immediately be banned from one’s quest to frugality!

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On auctions


For a while, I was considering naming this article “How to channel your inner vulture”. The reason is quite straightforward. When I tell people what I have been up to last week, I get some slightly judging looks. Recently, I bought a house. One of the things I want to do in this house

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On the economics of baking bread


There are only a few things which I despised more as a child than eating bread. Very high on that rather short list was eating home-made bread. It was an ordeal I went through when visiting my father, who was what one could consider as an early pioneer in making one’s own bread.

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