Tagged: money

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Money

There are many things that frustrate me about being an expat in Australia: the lack of Amazon Prime, the fact that my excellent US credit score means diddly squat and somehow I don’t qualify for any credit cards or financing here, not being able to log into several of my US accounts online because they require phone verification with a US phone number, how unbelievably difficult it is to vote in US elections, and constantly having to transfer money between my US and Aussie bank accounts – just to name a few.

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Money

Real talk, guys: 2017 was not the best year for this blog.

The 5th year of Frugal Frolicker was actually the first year that website traffic didn’t increase. Worse than that, I just felt disconnected from the blog most of the time, which often made it difficult to write.

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Money

Among the many things no one ever warns you about moving overseas is how managing money suddenly becomes a massive headache.

Most expats I know here in Australia now use their Australian bank account as their primary money hub, since they get paid in Australian dollars and spend in Australian dollars.

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Australia

I’m calling bullshit on everyone who claims that it’s too expensive to travel to or live in Australia.

The truth is, if you practice healthy spending and saving habits in your daily life, there’s no reason you can’t do the same while visiting Australia.

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Inspiration

I know, I know – how dare I use such a clickbait-y title. Aren’t I just the worst?

I’m pretty excited about this post because it’s not about how to save money TO travel – it’s about how to subsidize travel, travel cheaply, and save money while on the road.