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  • Cars are wonderful machines in terms of their ability to put up with screaming kids, those messy chip packets and travel mugs, and us stressed-out mums singing the wrong words to great songs day-in day-out. My car is amazing at coping with what I throw at it daily and, like many other mums’ cars, my…

  •   Present cars are already pretty smart, but future cars are going to be amazing! Currently a car will get you out of a rut on a rainy day and drive you to an ocean, rainforest or the local fish and chip shop for some oily solace. Cars are wonderful machines packed with reasons to jump in…

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    3 ways to avoid rental car remorse

    by Penina
    by Penina

    I’ve had my share of rental car remorse. There was the time hubby and I were leaving town for good and hired a car for the last few days to get us through. We were just metres from the hire car company, parked at the lights, when BANG – a tradie in a ute slammed…

  • Car Tips

    5 simple tips for slashing your gas bill

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Petrol prices are on the rise. It usually costs around $70 to fill up my humble Ford Focus at the bowser, but yesterday it cost me $80! That’s a pretty significant jump in a few weeks. According to ABC News’ latest report they are set to soar this year and we’ll be getting more pain…

  • Do you live near a university, sport stadium, train station, CBD, beach or shopping precinct? If so, you may be in for a nice surprise once you discover this latest Australian trend in carparking by visiting Parkhound.com.au!Yes! These guys will help you make money out of your spare space so you can stash more cash. What…

  • Car Tips

    Buying a car | 12 tips for hassle-free haggling

    by Penina
    by Penina

    Buying a car is a hassle. Whilst pregnant with my our little girl, we traipsed all over Melbourne looking for the best deal for the Ford Focus I had in mind. At the time we decided to take out a personal loan for the car with the intention of paying back the loan ASAP, which…

  • The average price of greeting cards start at around $5.99. Now if you are a very frugal person, sometimes the greeting card can cost more than the gift! Especially if you have read my post on totally free gift ideas! Of course if you are a penny-pinching person like me you will have smartly discovered…