Thrifty lifestyle, better budgeting and living well on less

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Thrifty Living news, tips & inspiration

All the latest money news, cost of living crisis updates, tips to help you save more, inspiration, ways to keep yourself entertained, and few little treats.

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Meet the author

Welcome! I’m Penny.

I’m a journalist and author who set up this site to share all my favourite bargain-hunting tips and information. I love to live happily and creatively within my means, and can usually be found searching out all the nicer things in life for less.

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All Food & Drink news and ideas

Delicious, affordable food and drink, from seasonal food to supermarket special offers, taste tests, and award winning new finds to tickle your tastebuds.

Try one of our FREE Thrifty Challenges – let’s go!

If you’re in the mood for a money-saving challenge then you’ve come to the right place. Pick a 7-day or 30-day programme with a range of themes, from self-care to decluttering & more.

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Style & Beauty: look great for less

Fashion trends from catwalk to high street, capsule wardrobe ideas, clothes & accessories care, affordable skincare, makeup and fragrances.


Feeling a bit skint before payday? Try taking one of our FREE Tenner Week Challenges to cut back on spending while still keeping yourself occupied.

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Home style, accessories & gardening

Home decor trends, how to get the look for less, home accessories, outdoor living ideas, thrifty gardening tips, and growing your own fruit and vegetables on a budget