Frugal living

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Determined to get to grips with your family's finances? Then you've come to the right place. Let us introduce you to the pleasures and rewards of thriftiness, in Mumsnet's money-saving zone.


Brrr! Feeling the chill? You need our heating hints

Moving house

Looking to stay warm this winter – but don't want to blow a hole in your family finances? You're in luck – Mumsnetters have plenty of cunning tricks to keep you toasty without hiking your bills sky high.

Healthy AND cheap? Mumsnetters' budget meals

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Eating well on a budget is more than doable – and what MNers don't know about affordable, nutritious meals ain't worth knowing! Get tips and recipes for feeding the family.

Slash your travel costs with our holiday hacks

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Whether you're hoping for a fortnight in Florida or a weekend in Whitby, family holidays don't come cheap. Or do they? Check out Mumsnetters' money-saving tips – from the cheapest day to travel, to grabbing the lowest online offer.

...and the dirt is gone! Make your own cleaning products

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Save money AND the environment by making your own eco-friendly cleaning products. Sounds too good to be true, but Mumsnetters show just how easy and effective it can be.

How to haggle your way to a cheaper car


Buying a car (used or new) is likely to be one of the more expensive purchases you make. So anything that helps you knock money off the purchase price has got to be a good thing, right?

Talk: Frugal Mumsnetters gather ye here

Money questions

Got a burning question about budgeting? Or have a savvy tip to share when it comes to discounts or mealplanning? Join all the other frugal Mumsnetters in the credit crunch section of Talk.