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Regularly, Consistently, Habitually Thrifty
We all want to know how to save money. After years of frugal living and not-so-frugal living I have come to the conclusion that the answer to the question of how to save money is… regularly, consistently, habitually. It’s not just what thrifty tips you take on board – it’s how easy it is to make those money-saving tips into regular, almost mindless habits. We all spend without thinking: my aim on Tartan Thrifty is to save money without thinking, to make thrifty living second nature. Because, the less effort you put into living well for less, the more likely you are to keep it up.
So here is the Thrifty Habits Planner I print off and stick up in the kitchen each week – yours to download for free and customise to fit in with your life. I hope it helps you become regularly, consistently, habitually thrifty too.
How To Use The Thrifty Habits Planner
Click here to download a copy of this week’s free Thrifty Habits Planner. (You can look up each habit in The Thrifty Habits in the sidebar to the right for more information.) Look at the Weekly & Monthly/Annual Thrifty Habits. Decide which day suits you best for each one and pencil it in on that day. When you have done it, tick it off. Pause for a moment to enjoy the little fizz of smugness this creates.
Take time at the end of the week to give yourself a little treat as a reward for your thrifty efforts. Little splurges will actually help you to stay thrifty – read this to find out how. Then bin this week’s planner and come back to Tartan Thrifty for next week’s planner.