Personal Finance

Meet Skint Dad: The Savoo Smartest Shopper 2013

Standing in the middle of this photograph is a blogger called Skint Dad. Even if you haven’t heard of him before, trust me: you’ll be hearing more. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 November 19, 2013

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Personal Finance

My biggest takeaway from #FinCon13

#FinCon13, aka the Financial Blogger Conference, crept up on me suddenly. All of a sudden there I was, boarding a shiny plane to the American Midwest… Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 November 6, 2013

Personal Finance

FinCon 13: Leaving on a jet plane…

I’m off to FinCon 13: an annual conference for money-minded bloggers, in St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis has an arch, like Wembley, and lies “near the hotbed” of Tornado Alley. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 October 16, 2013

Personal Finance

Welcome to the SHINY NEW Miss Thrifty!

*THROWS ASIDE DUST SHEETS* Well hello! It’s time to show off the work that’s been going on behind the scenes, and I’m delighted to unveil the new-look Miss Thrifty Blog. (If you are reading this via email or an RSS … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 September 9, 2013

Personal Finance

Are you an Extreme Frugaller or a Frugal Artist?

This is a guest post by Maria Nedeva of The Money Principle for Miss Thrifty, about two types of frugality. Maria calls them Extreme Frugality and Frugality as an Art Form, and places herself firmly in the latter camp. Which are you? Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty23 July 2, 2013

goodbye google reader

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If you are one of my 700 Google Reader subscribers…

…The train is about to leave the station! By far the majority of readers who subscribe to Miss Thrifty do so via email, but if you use Google Reader to keep on top of blog posts you will probably know … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 June 30, 2013

Personal Finance

FREE all week: Marilyn Stowe’s bestselling divorce book

Marilyn Stowe is the senior partner at Stowe Family Law LLP, is one of the country’s best known divorce lawyers and is also known to viewers as the resident legal expert on ITV This Morning. Her guide to divorce, Divorce … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 May 1, 2013

compare my spend

Personal Finance

Compare My Spend: see how your budget REALLY stacks up

If you are trying to save money AND you are a right nosy parker, come closer: I want to show you a fancy new app called Compare My Spend. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 April 25, 2013

nectar savvy family competition

Personal Finance

Nectar Savvy Family: Go Julie Abell!

Following the exciting news that Miss Thrifty readers had nabbed no fewer than three of the 10 prizes on offer in the recent MoneySupermarket competition, the Thrifties’ bid for world domination continues apace… Checking in on the Facebook page at … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 April 22, 2013

Personal Finance

The 10 Commandments of Saving, by The Thrifties

Wow! After I posted about the MoneySupermarket competition last week, so many great savings tips came flooding in. It takes time and effort to compile a 10-strong list, so it was wonderful (if not altogether surprising) to discover that so … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty9 April 5, 2013

british heart foundation donation

Personal Finance

A Thank You Letter From My Local Charity Shop

Earlier this year I donated a carrier bag full of clothes and bric-a-brac to a local branch of the British Heart Foundation. I was running errands in my lunch and didn’t have a lot of time to spare, so when … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty16 March 25, 2013

houses of parliament

Personal Finance

Budget Day 2013: Thumbs Up or Down?

Thanks so much for all your feedback on what you wanted out of today’s Budget. More than 100 of you sent your thoughts, mostly via email and the Miss Thrifty Facebook page.  The same subjects came up over and over … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 March 20, 2013

Personal Finance

Budget 2013: What Do You Want?

BBC News has invited me to go on air, after the Budget has been announced, to talk about what it means for people like you and me. So please tell me: what do YOU want to see in the Budget? What would make a real difference to your day-to-day life? Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 March 19, 2013

who uses vouchers

Personal Finance

“Why would you use vouchers if you have a decent job?”

Just before Christmas, I was approached to appear in the woman’s section of a national newspaper. The newspaper was looking for somebody who was “coupon crazy”, and seemingly I fitted the bill. The snag? My day job. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty13 February 27, 2013

contents insurance claim tips

Personal Finance

Contents Insurance: Whatever You Do, Don’t Under-Insure

  Have you taken out contents insurance? Did you know that “under-insurance” is so widespread that, according to one survey, it affects up to half of insurance customers  who make a claim? When you under-insure, the cover you take out … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty9 February 18, 2013

sell your mobile phone

Personal Finance

Extra Cash: Sell Your Old Mobile Phone

The other week, when I posted about My Favourite Money-Saving Phone Apps, a couple of readers in the comments section set out the pros and cons of selling your old mobile phones to raise some extra cash. But how much … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 February 11, 2013