UK Credit’s Pick: Best Thrifty Bloggers
There’s nothing more satisfying then finding a good new blog to read. Especially if that read will potentially help to save, earn or manage your money. Here we’ve picked just a few of our favourite blogs that feature the best in frugal finances and thrifty living. Brexit? Pah! Being thrifty doesn’t mean eating toast every night or washing your taps in leftover lemon. But if there’s an easier way to save or spend a buck, then it’s got to be worth considering.
Possibly one of the most well-known UK thrifty blogs is Skint Dad. Featured on This Morning and a whole raft of national newspapers and magazines, Ricky and Naomi Willis are founders of the site. They understand that every penny counts and on their blog they share tips, resources, tricks and deals that will keep more money in your pocket. From how to switch energy suppliers and frugal recipes to the best ways to save, make and manage money – they’ve got it all covered!
Head here for inspiration for living a lovely life on a budget. Cassie has won a plethora of awards for her thrifty, eco, cruelty-free and money-saving news. She writes about DIY and in particular, upcycling and how to make your home beautiful without a big budget. She also blogs about frugal fashion and delicious yet affordable food. There’s also a ‘Thrifty Living’ section on her site which covers anything from ‘Simple Ways to Find More Money for Your Savings’ to ‘How to Turn a Rusty Old Bike into Your Dream Bike’.
The Diary of a Frugal Family
Cass started her blog because she wanted to spend more time with her children. When she started working part-time, the family had to drastically change their spending habits to free up the money. Cass doesn’t claim to be extremist and won’t forgo turning the heating off and being cold just to save money but her advice is practical and she offers achievable tips for daily life. You’ll find free downloadable resources including a Free Monthly Budget Planner and other helpful sections such as 50 Ways to Save, Frugal Food and Frugal Christmas.
According to The Daily Telegraph, her award-winning blog has become hugely popular: “Her posts tackle all cash problems: beauty, fashion, holidays, weddings, personal finance and food”. Miss Thrifty does indeed have a beady eye for bargains and a craving for saving. For her daily money-saving gems, unmissable discount alerts and ‘red hot’ tips stay tuned to her feed. Popular posts include ‘Become An Expert Haggler in Four Easy Steps’ and ‘Eight Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste’.
Becky will give you heaps of making and money saving ideas for a creative and happy family life. From thrifty gift ideas, frugal Christmas, home makeovers on a budget, travel, fashion and beauty, there’s no subject that hasn’t had a thrifty make-over. She also gives some great general advise on money, and as you’d expect, lots of tips on family budgeting.
Emma’s Savvy Savings
Emma is a writer, teacher, public speaker. Mum of three and editor at Tots 100. She’s been blogging for eight years so she knows a thing or two about how to be a spend thrift. Her site features sections on personal finance, making money and saving tips. She regularly blogs about easy and achievable solutions such as ‘3 of the Best Cashback Sites that Will Make You £100s Today’ along with other intriguing headlines such as ‘How to Save Money Whilst Driving’ or ‘How to Profit from Decluttering Your Home’.
Home and Horizon
Lauretta blogs about thrifty interiors and affordable travel for budget-conscious families. Because let’s face it, DIY projects and holidays are two of life’s biggest expenses. Whether you’re simply looking for inspiration or more on home crafting, upcycling, home themes and trends or general thrifty tips and reviews, head over for a focus on saving money on home interiors/accessories and on your trips away. As Lauretta quite rightly says, you’d be amazed at how much money you can save by making just a few small changes!
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