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The Pineapple Project is back with a new host, comedian Nazeem Hussain. This season we're here to help you save you a whole heap of money. We'll look at spending less, spending better and understanding why we buy things in the first place. It's like getting a pay rise without having to do anything!

So we're getting FRUGAL...(WTF does frugal mean?! It means not being wasteful). We're giving you easy ways to save money on fashion, pets, travel, cars, phones, food and at the gym. So join Nazeem for an eight-part adventure into our wallets and our minds to see why we spend, where we waste money, and what we can do about it.

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The Pineapple Project is back with a new host, comedian Nazeem Hussain. This season we're here to help you save you a whole heap of money. We'll look at spending less, spending better and understanding why we buy things in the first place. It's like getting a pay rise without having to do anything!

So we're getting FRUGAL...(WTF does frugal mean?! It means not being wasteful). We're giving you easy ways to save money on fashion, pets, travel, cars, phones, food and at the gym. So join Nazeem for an eight-part adventure into our wallets and our minds to see why we spend, where we waste money, and what we can do about it.

    S6 08 | Holidays

    S6 08 | Holidays

    Work hard, save up, get tired, have a relaxing holiday to get over all that, and then repeat.  
    But the holiday costs so much you have to work more to pay it off. Sound familiar? 

    We meet someone whose jet-setting got her into major debt and we give you some travel tips that should make your next trip cheaper.

    • 19 min
    S6 07 | Pets

    S6 07 | Pets

    Pets bring us great joy, but ever had an unexpected vet bill? They can tear a hole in your budget.  
    A growing pet industry tells us to buy special expensive pet food and toys and services.  

    Is our love for our pets being used against us?

    • 19 min
    S6 06 | Fitness

    S6 06 | Fitness

    Our health and wellbeing is priceless, right?! 

    Keeping fit can cost so much: gym memberships, active wear, sports equipment, shakes and supplements.  

    Are we being conned into spending too much on stuff that doesn't make us healthier or happier?

    • 19 min
    S6 05 | Cars

    S6 05 | Cars

    Cars are the most expensive things we buy, unless you have a mortgage.  
    The average price of a new car in Australia is about $40,000, which drops by a third the minute you leave the dealer. 

    We'll meet Ravi who bought a new car hoping to impress his girlfriend and get lots of tips for how to save big on the cash guzzlers.

    • 17 min
    S6 04 | Food

    S6 04 | Food

    We cannot live without food, but perhaps we can live without three coffees, 
    a $25 brunch and a takeaway pizza because we couldn't be arsed cooking.   

    We're going to save you money on eating out, takeaway and on food at the supermarket.

    • 21 min
    S6 03 | Fashion

    S6 03 | Fashion

    Every year Australians on average throw out or recycle 27 kgs of clothes.
    Not pieces, kilograms. And here's another shocking stat, they replace it with 24 kgs!

    The whole fashion industry is based on buying new cheap clothes, so what's the alternative?

    • 18 min

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