Thrifty Planet

Secret Freegan’s Christmas Shopping

Hey, do you remember the other day, when I listed Secret Freegan (@Freegan ) as one of my Favourite Frugal Twitterers? Well, it turns out that Secret Freegan also has a Secret Freegan blog, which makes for eyeopening reading. Just look … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 December 5, 2008

Personal Finance

UPDATE: Favourite Frugal Twitterers

Thanks for the great feedback on my list of Favourite Frugal Twitterers. I’m not the only with a thing for themed Twitter lists, it seems. Two personal finance bloggers, Peter at BibleMoneyMatters and Nittany at Online Banks Blog have drawn up their … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 December 2, 2008

Personal Finance

Ten of my Favourite Frugal Twitterers

Do you use Twitter? If you do, you’ll find me there (follow me at Miss_Thrifty). The more time I spend on Twitter, the more I like: it’s dangerously addictive, but I follow a number of frugal freaks and mommy bloggers, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty20 December 1, 2008

Thrifty Fashion

Sharon Rose’s thrifty shopping guide

I love reading Sharon Rose’s Vintage, Fashion, Me blog. Sharon Rose has an admirable talent for excavating gorgeous clothes from charity and thrift shops: a Marc Jacobs dress for £5, anyone? So I took the opportunity to ask, how does … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 November 10, 2008

Thrifty Holidays

Thrifty Roadtrip!

View Larger Map We’re in the middle of planning our week-long roadtrip (above). We’re getting there, but it’s a squeeze. So many miles, so little time.  I’m excited though; I love driving along a long straight road in the middle of … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty22 October 14, 2008

Thrifty Food

…Still on supermarkets

Bravo to Frugal Trenches, who has just spent a paltry £12 on her weekly grocery shop. There are some nice things on her list, too. Don’t worry: she isn’t on tap water sandwiches for the rest of the week.

Miss Thrifty1 October 8, 2008

Thrifty Home, Thrifty Planet

FRIDAY BARGAINS: Spring bulbs from Woolworths

  Who’d have thunk that Woolies would be a magnet for frugal gardeners? It really shouldn’t surprise me – after all, that shop sells everything – but since discovering that it sells good gardening products at rock bottom prices, I’ve … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 October 3, 2008

Personal Finance

Caitlin Moran on the credit crisis

Caitlin Moran in The Times is one of my favourite columnists – she makes me laugh a lot. This week is no exception: she has been writing on media attitudes to squeezed household budgets, and I think she’s bang on: Within the … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 October 2, 2008

make do and mend

Thrifty Fashion

Make Do And Mend: Vogue for the credit crunch bunch

  Doesn’t this book look marvellous? Make Do And Mend was published in the UK in 1943, by the Ministry of Information, at a time when food and clothes were rationed. The Make Do And Mend slogan summed up British … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty29 September 30, 2008

Personal Finance

Introducing… The Thriftymobile

UPDATE: If you are visiting from MSN Smart Spending, welcome to Miss Thrifty! My passion for fashion knows no bounds, but neither does my craving for saving…  Bargains ahoy! I update my blog daily with all the latest frugal tips … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty36 September 1, 2008

Thrifty Holidays

Thrifty holidays and travel agents

Here at Thrifty Towers, we’re planning our first vacation in a loooong time. Later this year we’re flying from London to San Francisco. We’re going to hire a car, drive down to Arizona and fly back to the UK from Phoenix. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 August 28, 2008

Thrifty Home

Get oil spots off your driveway

  My Thriftymobile is super-cheap to run: it’s a 23-year-old Mazda with just 40,000 miles on the clock, and rock-bottom insurance rates. But there are downsides: just occasionally, something goes wrong. The car started leaking oil a few weeks ago, … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 August 20, 2008

Thrifty Food

Women’s Institute: thrifty goddesses?

I’m about to blaspheme. I have found fault with the Women’s Institute. There’s a feature in The Times captioned Old-Fashioned Home Economics: As household bills soar, the Women’s Institute offers some valuable lessons in thrift. And I’m not impressed! To … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 August 19, 2008

Thrifty Food

How to avoid impulse buys

Holly, over at the gem-filled hollyisstoppingshopping blog, has a great list of top tips for avoiding impulse buys. Her suggestions include: 1. Carry water – I’ll never be able to say this enough, but fill a reusable bottle every day with … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 August 14, 2008

Personal Finance

Ah, for the love of laptop computers!

  There comes a time in every frugal blogger’s life when a harsh reality must be faced. Yes: it’s new computer time!  In my case, my current laptop is on its last legs. It has been so well-used that the matte silver mousepad has worn … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 August 13, 2008

Thrifty Home

Bowing to Frugal Grandma

I was in sunny(ish) Essex this weekend, catching up with some of my nearest and dearest. I spent yesterday hanging out with my grandparents. Not for the first time, my grandma’s thrifty supremacy had me marvelling.  “Have some jam, dear”, she … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty18 August 11, 2008