September 25 2014

Control Your Spending With This Week’s Free Thrifty Habits Planner

Free Thrifty Habits Planner For The Week Beginning Monday 15th December

Regularly, Consistently, Habitually Thrifty

Thrifty Habits PlannerWe 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, or how many money-saving ideas you pin to a Thrifty Living Pinterest 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.

This month’s Preserve Something is very specific – make and freeze truffle centres.  DIY Belgian truffles are the thrifty gifter’s friend:  much cheaper than bought, easy to make and always welcome.  Putting the centres in the freezer now lets you get most of the work out the way early.  More information about making DIY Whisky Truffles and how to package them is available here.  If you have never made them before, give it a go:  you will impress yourself!


How To Use The Thrifty Habits Planner

  1. Click here to download this week’s Thrifty Habits Planner..  You can look up each habit in The Thrifty Habits in the sidebar to the right for more information.
  2. 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.
  3. Got any thrifty ideas of your own?  Add them – and remember to comment about them here so I can steal them admire your cleverness.
  4. Take time at the end of the week to give yourself a little treat as a reward for your thrifty efforts.  Then bin this week’s planner and come back to Tartan Thrifty for next week’s planner.  I will post it on Saturday 20th December.

HandNoticeVintage-GraphicsFairyClick here to read my latest post Make Ahead DIY Whisky Truffles



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