Why I don't believe in the frugal living trend

Why I don't believe in the frugal living trend

When I think of “saving money” or being “financially savvy”, the first thing I think of are programmes like Extreme Couponing and SuperScrimpers (remember the woman who made a necklace out of paperclips?) where the people are making their lives unnecessarily difficult.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! It’s totally possible to be smart with money without walking around in jewellery made out of office supplies, with a hair mask made of mayonnaise and holding up the queue in Tesco with a book of 10p off vouchers. So here’s why I don’t believe in frugal living.

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Four simple tips to help you reach your savings goals

Four simple tips to help you reach your savings goals

Ah, saving. Easy for some, difficult for others, but always beneficial. And it has less to do with your income and more to do with your mindset than you might think - although obviously the amount of money you have plays a big part!

I’ve always found it difficult to save my money for a rainy day instead of spending it right now, so here are four things that worked for me.

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