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Personal Finance

My Favourite Money-Saving Phone Apps

I have toyed with the idea of writing a post about the best money-saving phone apps ever since I got an iPhone. But having an iPhone isn’t particularly thrifty, is it? Mind you, it’s a work phone and the way … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty13 January 24, 2013

channel 4 savvy spenders

Personal Finance

Channel 4: call-out for Britain’s savvy spenders

Do you go the extra mile to save money?  Channel 4 is looking for Britain’s savvy spenders: families who have turned bargain-hunting into an art form.  Can you upcycle, recycle, put your waste to good use and bring your bills … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 December 22, 2012

miss thrifty & a thrifty mrs

Personal Finance

Savoo Smartest Shopper Competition: Finals Day

Well, looky here: if it isn’t the Cagney and Lacey of UK personal finance blogging! (Sort of.) Here I am with fellow thrifty blogger A Thrifty Mrs on Saturday. She is just as funny and lovely in person as she … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 November 1, 2012

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Personal Finance

“Thinking of getting out a payday loan? Read this before you do…”

I have always refused to take any blog advertising from payday loan companies. People come to this site to save money, not to tip headlong into a hideous debt spiral. The average income for a payday loan customer is £18,000 … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty10 October 25, 2012

Personal Finance

My Five Top Money-Saving Tips for Students

I must be sending out mind bullets: one minute I’m droning on imparting pearls of wisdom in the comments section of Students & money: who said this personal finance stuff was easy? – a post by Maria on The Money … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty10 October 5, 2012

Personal Finance

Seven Thrifty Queens to Follow on Pinterest

I have been enjoying Pinterest over the past few months. I only signed up because it was suddenly sending small waves of traffic to the blog, but this pinning lark is addictive, isn’t it?  For the uninitiated: Pinterest is a … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 July 19, 2012

Personal Finance

Now We Are Four

The Miss Thrifty Blog celebrates its fourth birthday today. I know! I’m as surprised as you are. I feel so lucky to have so many lovely readers – this seems like as good a time as any to thank you … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 July 9, 2012

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Personal Finance

Write On Finance Blog Up 2012

Later this year the first Write On Finance Blog Up takes place, in Leeds. Billed as a two-day get-together for personal finance bloggers, writers and those working for or on behalf of finance companies, including PRs and SEOs, the event … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 May 28, 2012

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Personal Finance

Would-be advertisers, please take note…

Halifax, a long-standing Miss Thrifty advertiser, recently sent me a new sidebar widget to replace the old one that’s been on the site since 2009. As regular readers know, I’m a terrible snot when it comes to the ads I’ll … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 November 4, 2011

Plutus Awards

Personal Finance

The Plutus Awards: Miss Thrifty goes international

If you frequent personal finance blogs, or even if you enjoy the blog carnivals that I sometimes host on this site, you’ll know that this particular corner of the blogosphere is dominated by American bloggers, many of them excellent.

Miss Thrifty7 October 7, 2011

Personal Finance

Oh lordy! Miss Thrifty shortlisted for a blog award…

Startled but delighted to discover that the Miss Thrifty Blog has been shortlisted for a Cosmopolitan Blog Award! I am stupidly grateful to the readers who nominated me: thank you thank you! Miss Thrifty is one of 12 blogs shortlisted … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 September 21, 2011

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Personal Finance

“A crusade against Miss Thrifty and her ideological evil…”

Crivens, perhaps I need to brush up my act? This is from (ahem) another blog: “In my stumblings I came across Miss Thrifty, at first I got a little excited, a female thrifter perhaps this is a match made in … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 April 11, 2011

government debt spam

Personal Finance

The latest mobile phone spam: no, the UK Government will NOT clear your debts!

On Monday last week, my mobile phone rang and the caller’s number showed as 07893 300061. I answered my mobile and it was one of those ever-so-annoying recorded messages that click in when you pick up. Usually I hang up … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 March 21, 2011

1978 shopping receipt

Personal Finance

Why the landlord kept a shopping receipt from 1978

Jim, my husband, moved his workshop into a new building recently. It looks like a little Victorian cottage from the outside; inside, it’s all counters, workbenches, heavy machinery and electric points. It has been empty for a while. The landlord … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 March 1, 2011

Personal Finance

This is the Silas Marner of personal finance blogs

This feature from the Globe and Mail, which namechecks Miss Thrifty, popped up on my radar this week. The piece is a couple of weeks old but hey, it had to get here from Canada. The feature is called Can … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 February 10, 2011

austerity mum lisa unwin

Personal Finance

Austerity Mum: jeez, give the woman a break

Lisa Unwin has been “outed” in several national newspapers as the woman behind the “anonymous” blog Austerity Mum. Why is this news? Because in real life, she’s married to the head of PricewaterhouseCooper’s £200 million a year City consulting business. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty9 January 20, 2011