Saving money the savvy way
  
Retro savings
In this article

Retro savings


9. Adopt a post war mentality
 

One way to get through the year without getting into the red, is to adopt a post war mentality.

Freesat asked the nation’s pensioners how they made ends meet and what advice they’d give today.  Then they asked 2,000 people if they would consider applying these tips to their lifestyles.
 
A quarter of people would be happy to cut costs by customizing old clothes and by reducing the amount of detergent they use.

Unsurprisingly only 4% of today's women would consider saving money on stockings by staining their legs with gravy powder a la 1940's. Well, that smell isn't exactly sexy.

Other 1940's saving tips include being careful with food.

Margueritte Patten, one of the nation's first celebrity chefs says, "Cut waste by using any leftovers from the day before, and checking online for recipes before throwing old items out."

Seamed stockings available from
Stockingshq.



01/13/2011
Rank this page: 

Article Plan Saving money the savvy way
Don't miss...
Cardio training with Ewa!The ultimate Valentine's Day gift ideas for your man: Give him what he wants
Gift guide for every man in your lifeWe love a man in uniform: Celebrities take on the armed forces
Latest… 19/02/2017
Guides
Videos
Managing money
Changing your name | How to change your name
Scrapbooking: making a scrapbook album like a pro
Work for yourself - get your small business online
See all Women in Focus guides
Teaching kids about money
See all Women in Focus videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...