Meet The Cost Of Living Queens



Rents are up, mortgage repayments are soaring…even the cost of breakfast has climbed with yoghurt and peanut butter up by 12 per cent in the past year.

As living costs rise, we talk to women who have made cost-saving and frugal living a way of life.

Sarah Lawrie and Laura Turner run the website Keepin’ It Frugal, which offers tips on household cost savings.

"Last year we bought our first house – the worst one on the best street near a beach – and we are renovating it ourselves. We have saved $3000 by painting it ourselves (just one room to go!) At this stage we should mortgage free in two to three years.”

– Sarah Lawrie and Laura Turner

Emily has three children and runs a Youtube channel, AussieDebtFreeGirl, which offers frugal living tips.

"I find it really satisfying to save on things like recurring bills like electricity, gas, insurance. I always swap providers if I can get a better deal – and sometimes even if the price is the same, provided there’s a perk attached. I will also never pay more than $25 a month for a mobile."

Emily, AussieDebtFreeGirl

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