The Back of the Book: This extraordinary book is based on the collective wisdom of the scores of contributors to the MoneySaving Old-Style section of MoneySavingExpert.com – the award-winning, trend-setting website which, in less than four years, has attracted over one million UK users a month.
The Old-Style forum started when many of the older visitors to the site decided to share their accumulated knowledge with other younger users. It has swiftly developed into a discussion on living life cheaply, healthily, ethically and thriftily, with all enerations together searching for a path to Old-Style bliss.
Edited by Martin Lewis who as well as being the founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, is a newspaper columnist, TV and radio money guru and presenter, and author of the bestselling The Money Diet, this lively book cannot fail to appeal to anyone who is interested in living better for less.
NotJustLaura’s Review: I read The Money Diet a few years ago and even put some of the suggestions into practice! Mr Lewis has an engaging style and gives good advice although, I have to confess, I have not done as much as I might and reap the consequences every time my credit-card bill arrives. In this new book, Mr Lewis has put together elements of The Money Diet with traditional frugality. Make your own cleaning products. Cook from scratch. Don’t pay for something you can do yourself.
I haven’t read Thrifty Ways from start to finish – it’s not really that kind of book. But I have learned how to make shortbread biscuits and recommend you do the same.