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  • Published: 15 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9780091912772
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99

Thrifty Ways For Modern Days

An innovative new lifestyle book on a highly topical subject: living a good quality life for less

We live in a high-pressured world of convenience over quality, cost over value. Brands make us believe specially designed products are what we need, and a convenience lifestyle is easier, but it’s possible to cut back without missing out.
There's a generation that was brought up during the War years who know how to have a wonderful life on less – and are ready to pass it on to a new generation. They knew how to cook, clean, improve their house, bring up a family, dress and run a household, and yet spend only a few pounds – with savvy, honed wisdom.
This book is an introduction and a guide to Money Saving old style and will offer guidance to those readers wanting to find a simpler, more high-value/low-impact way of spending and consuming – whether because they are crippled with debt, or through conscious choice, wanting to downshift, live more ethically and organically, or simply to stop getting ripped off by companies overcharging for their products when there’s a cheap, homemade alternative to hand.
The book will be interspersed with special ‘Martin’s Money’ sections and will include hints and tips on:
- How to budget
- Cooking from scratch
- Cleaning for pennies
- Gardening
- Making homemade gifts
- How to shop

  • Pub date: 15 December 2006
  • ISBN: 9780091912772
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Martin Lewis

Ultra-specialised journalist, broadcaster and financial campaigner, MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis, has his own Five TV programme It Pays to Watch, regularly presents ITV1's Tonight and is the regular expert on GMTV's LK Today, Radio 2's Vine and Radio 1's Whiley. His free-to-use, ad-free website
www.MoneySavingExpert.com is the UK's biggest money website with over three million visitors a month, and his weekly e-mail newsletter goes to 1.5 million people.


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