Personal Finance, Thrifty Baby

Debtris: Tetris for Austerity Britain

Debtris: UK version.In the words of its creator: “Budget cuts. Austerity measures. Spending reviews. A bleak start to the year. But maybe there’s a cheerful, colourful way to brighten the financial forecast?” There is also a U.S. version. As a … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 January 17, 2011

Personal Finance

Bring on the Yakezie!

Miss Thrifty is part of an informal network of personal finance bloggers called Yakezie, which is dedicated to finding and sharing the best personal finance content on the web. This weekend it’s my turn to share a few of my … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 December 19, 2010

Personal Finance

Government spending and debt in the Age of Austerity…

…is scary, isn’t it? (NB. This is the crudely cropped Make Do and Mend version; the full-size version can be found here.)

Miss Thrifty4 October 5, 2010

Personal Finance

“Do you have the perfect life..?”

My day job (in media, dahling) means that I often get emails from journalists who are looking for case studies for real-life features in newspapers and magazines. A round robin email pinged through the other day, from a journalist on … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty13 July 17, 2010

Personal Finance

Get help renewing your tax credits

The Central Office of Information’s social media agency (LOL) asked if they could pay me a little bit of taxpayers’ money to post this snappy video about renewing tax credits, to make sure that claimants don’t “lose out” or “have … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 June 16, 2010

Personal Finance

The best mortgage repayment calculator out there

Mortgage repayment calculators: ah, I’ve known a few. I ripped through them while compiling Miss Thrifty’s mortgage masterplan last year. Horrified that just £200 of our monthly mortgage payment was going towards the repayment of the principle amount, I worked … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 June 15, 2010

Personal Finance

Joining the Yakezie Network

I’m pleased to announce that as of today, Miss Thrifty is a proud member of the Yakezie blog network. Yakezie kicked off in America at the beginning of this year, founded by Financial Samurai and open to personal finance bloggers. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 May 28, 2010

Personal Finance

Funding Miss Thrifty: a note on this blog and advertising

When this blog launched, it had no advertising. It now carries two advertisements: one to your right (Woolwich mortgages) and one to  your left (Halifax savings accounts). Truth be told, I’m not all that big on advertising. This is partly … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 May 28, 2010

Personal Finance

Income tax: are you due a refund?

Pay income tax? Fed up with paying income tax? Want to know if you’re due a refund? If your answers to the above questions fall into the Yes, Yes and Thrice Yes category, this missive from Miss Thrifty reader David … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 May 3, 2010

Personal Finance

Help! Frugality & the General Election 2010

Did you see the First Election Debate this week? I have racked up my No. 1 moment for you above (or here, if you cannot see the video). Gordon Brown said that we “cannot afford” to cut government spending – … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 April 18, 2010

Personal Finance

The 219th Festival of Frugality: The Ration Book Edition

Welcome to the 219th Festival of Frugality! We are on the right the other side of the pond this week so, as on previous occasions, I thought I’d go for a British theme. This time around we are looking at … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty29 March 2, 2010

Personal Finance

Festival of Frugality #200: The Fireworks Night Edition

Welcome to the (gasp) 200th edition of the Festival of Frugality! It is a milestone that calls for celebrations; hence all these fireworks. Actually, it’s the perfect time of year for a fireworks display. Diwali took place at the weekend; … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty26 October 20, 2009

Personal Finance – save money on estate agents’ fees

Here in Yorkshire there are plenty of entrepreneurs, plenty of people with big ideas and plenty of enthusiasm for saving cash. That’s a winning combination, in my book. It gives rise to super-thrifty initiatives such as, a new property … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 October 13, 2009

Personal Finance

Losing Face: How to Live Without Cash

Over at his Losing Face blog, James continues to document his life without cash. If you are unfamiliar with his story: James “gave up” on cash for a drunken bet. More than eighteen months later, armed with his trusty Visa … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 July 19, 2009