Whether you are approaching thriftiness from a reducing what you spend angle, or trying to reduce your carbon footprint, or trying to change your children’s attitude to consumerism, there is so much wisdom in Becky Goddard Hill’s new eBook 100 Easy ways to be a Thrifty Family to inspire you.
The 100 Easy ways to be a Thrifty Family eBook has tips for saving money on everything from birthday presents for kids to looking good, and from how to manage social obligations to how to reclaim sport for your family from the realms of expensive gyms, classes and equipment.
You don’t have to go without luxuries, pampering, socialising, gift giving, healthy food or even first class travel on a budget. In fact Becky teaches you how to make a whole lot more of less. I certainly feel richer for following some of her tips.
The 100 Easy ways to be a Thrifty Family eBook brings together Becky’s wisdom as an author, blogger and expert on budgeting in one handy and great value guide. For £2.99 you have a check-list on how to save and control money in all areas of your family life. But it is more than a check-list, what really inspires me is that Becky includes the mind tricks, the planning skills and the creative inspiration to make budgeting both achievable and a fun and enjoyable challenge.
There is lots of clever myth busting here. Becky has a wonderful way of effortlessly combining budgeting tips with the wisdom and skills to ensure you can enjoy the creativity of budgeting, without succumbing to social pressure to spend. There is also lots of straightforward budgeting advice and contacts, everything you need in one easy to read document.
When I met Becky, the one thing she really imparted on me is that you don’t need to spend money to make people feel special. I am actually typing this in a dress she passed down to me she’d found in a charity shop. It hadn’t worked for her, but it matches a cardigan I have perfectly. I have a pile of magazines by my bed she passed on to me, I thought she had bought them, but you’ll have to read the book to find out where she got them. I also have a head full of ideas for upcycling.
Becky lives and breathes what she writes about and is an absolute joy to meet. She takes the dry out of budgeting and makes it a creative game for all the family.
Becky is the author of How to Afford Time Off with your Baby (Vermilion 09) Baby Budgeting and Family Budgeting (both widely read, award nominated blogs) and co-author of Frugal and Fun: enjoying the school holidays the thrifty way. She lives in the UK with her 2 young children. She is a writer and child therapist.