* your ultimate guide to a cheaper, happier life, saving money everywhere from credit card bills to transport costs * goes back to basics, with lots of advice on cleaning your home the old-fashioned way, growing your own vegetables and similar * a light-hearted approach that conceals plenty of practical tips and straightforward advice * you can either work through the book, or dip in and out at leisure "teach yourself Thrifty Living" is a comprehensive but flexible guide to how to cut the costs of everyday living, how to save money, and even how to make a few extra pounds. Designed for readers of levels of commitment, income and background, it will allow you to make as many or as few changes as you want to cut back on spending, whether you just want to save a little money or whether you are on an impossibly tight budget. The structure and style of the book is equally flexible, allowing you to either work through step-by-step or, if you prefer, to dip in and out of relevant sections when necessary. It covers all areas of spending, from banks and bills to shopping, and offers extra help for non-financial economies, including recycling, cooking and cleaning on a budget.
With advice on cutting travel costs, and plenty of tips for cheap days out and sustainable, low-cost things to do, this is the ultimate guide to living a cheap but fulfilling life.
Barty Phillipsis an author, journalist, lecturer and radio and TV broadcaster. She is the former Home Correspondent of The Observer and gardening columnist for the Sunday Telegraph, and the author of numerous home and leisure titles.