Assorted Frugal Articles

Frugal low cost living is a philosophy we apply to everything we can. And just like people, not everything falls neatly into a category so these articles are about the things that don’t.

Frugal LivingThere are some great articles by Dick Handscombe who retired to live the good life in Spain after a career in business. He’s very self-sufficient, growing his own and raising his own Christmas turkey. He lectures on gardening in Spain and has written a number of good books on the subject.

He suggests frugal living in Spain and retiring to Spain are better options than the UK based on his knowledge of 30 countries

A discussion of how you can be self-sufficient in city, town or country a number of articles on lowering transport costs and greener travel.

Bicycles - Cycling - The frugal & healthy alternative

Bicycles - Cycling - The frugal & healthy alternative

The bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon . ~ Bill Strickland, The Quotable Cyclist No big outlay, no MOT, no Road Tax, no insurance,...
Frugal Van Hire & Rental Tips

Frugal Van Hire & Rental Tips

Moving house is typically very expensive, both in time and money. However it doesn’t have to be this way. The following article will provide you with time and money saving tips to make sure your moving process is as smooth as butter. Plan every d...
Fuel Efficient Driving -Low Cost Driving - Fuel Efficiency

Fuel Efficient Driving -Low Cost Driving - Fuel Efficiency

Sadly our society has been designed for the car. Outside of the city, public transport is pretty poor especially in rural areas. Even within the town, half the shops have moved into soulless out of town retail parks. So, practically, many of us...
Self Sufficiency in City, Town & Country - The  Good Life

Self Sufficiency in City, Town & Country - The Good Life

Self sufficiency is more a philosophy than a laid down way of life. Many people think of it as being self-sufficient in food, growing their own food on a smallholding with a few acres of land. Perhaps with some chickens scratching in the yard, pigs in...
Day Trip to France - Savings from Buying in France

Day Trip to France - Savings from Buying in France

This may appeal more to those living within striking distance of Dover, but if your day trip purpose is to buy a lot, the journey from your home to East Kent may be well worth it. The ferries and Eurotunnel do many special offers for day trippers...
Move to Spain for the Good Life & Cut Costs

Move to Spain for the Good Life & Cut Costs

Moving to Spain has had a bad press recently but these ex-pats thinks it is still a great opportunity. This article follows on from Retire to Spain and gives more good reasons to live the good life in the sun. More Great Cost Saving Opportunities...
Retire to Spain & Cut Costs for the Good Life

Retire to Spain & Cut Costs for the Good Life

If you are serious about living a better lifestyle at a lower cost than continuing to live in the UK then retiring to Spain should still be given serious consideration in spite of the negative image portrayed by newspaper articles and television programmes...
Alternative Cheap Holidays & Free Holidays

Alternative Cheap Holidays & Free Holidays

With restricted salary rises, fear of redundancies, rising costs with a weak pound many may be finding that overseas holidays or hotel based holidays in the UK are out nowadays. But if you search around there are an incredible range of inexpensive...
Electric Bikes - Electric Bicycles

Electric Bikes - Electric Bicycles

The electrically assisted bicycle offers you the best of both worlds. Legally they're treated like a bicycle which means no helmet, no tax, no insurance etc is required. Having said that, It makes a lot of sense to always wear a helmet and at least insure...
Mopeds & Scooters - a Frugal alternative for you?

Mopeds & Scooters - a Frugal alternative for you?

If you have a second car - do you really need it? If your partner is working and you have school runs and your own business to pursue, you probably do. But if the second car is mainly parked in the garage, used just to pop down to the shops, visit...
Cheap Train Travel Reduce Rail Travel Costs

Cheap Train Travel Reduce Rail Travel Costs

It's a national disgrace how much our trains cost when the government claims to want to encourage public transport and lower carbon emissions. In many ways, the railway gets very bad press due to poor service and high prices yet these are both the result...
Electric Cars: Pointers on going electric, car considerations

Electric Cars: Pointers on going electric, car considerations

The past few years have seen an obsession with the price of petrol that we have not experienced since the aftermath of the Arab Oil Embargo of the 1970s. And while fuel efficiency is important, there’s also a growing awareness of the environmental credentials o...
Reduce Telephone, Broadband  Costs

Reduce Telephone, Broadband Costs

With the ever increasing broadband market the world over, many Internet companies (ISPs) have package deals and this can greatly reduce phone bills together with broadband and even television. The only thing you have to remember through all...

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