All they are saying is give thrift a chance

Can living more frugally make you happier? We joined the super-scrimpers’ festival to find out

All they are saying is give thrift a chance

THE first time I went to a festival, I paid £150 for the privilege of camping on what quickly became a quagmire after a torrential downpour. Having forked out a small fortune for the tickets, my friend’s mother had packed us off with Tupperware boxes of soggy chicken nuggets so we didn’t have to pay out even more on pricey festival food for the weekend.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Thrift Store Shopping

A Beginner’s Guide To Thrift Store Shopping

As a novice thrift store shopper do you feel overwhelmed?  We created this beginner’s guide to thrift store shopping to help everyone feel confident when walking into a thrift store.  Some of the top comments we hear from newbies are:  “I never find anything.”, “Where do I start?”, and “This is overwhelming!”. [Read more…]

Being frugal can be fun: save the planet as well the pounds

Being frugal can be fun save the planet as well the pounds

MORE than 50,000 people are expected to visit the Festival of Thrift, a “fun, free and frugal” event where they can learn how to save money and protect the environment.

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Where to find the bag that got away

Where to find the bag that got away

If you’re anything like me, there’ll be clothes in your past with which you have unfinished business. I’m talking about the ones that got away — the fairy-print Prada skirt with 50 per cent off in New York; the Chanel chain boots that I just couldn’t afford; the Topshop navy pinafore that I could, but the queue was a bit long and I was in a rush.

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Six essential facts about savings

Six essential facts about savings

The average savings balance is now £16,690 in the UK, according to Halifax’s Savings Review. People are also saving more: an average of £113.77 a month, up from £85.71 ten years ago. If these figures make you feel guilty about your lack of thrift, maybe our six essential facts will help.

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A student guide to online food shopping

Online Food ShoppingDoing your food shop online has plenty of benefits: you needn’t remove your behind from the couch, there’s far less chance of your stomach dictating what goes in your trolley, it’s all laid out in front of you in a marvellously organised fashion and you can compare items across all the major supermarkets on sites like MySupermarket.

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