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Post by RuthG on 7th October 2011, 9:55 am

Sounds like a good idea. We all need a little help now and again to live more frugally, even if we dont have 'no income'.
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Post by Lakshmi on 9th October 2011, 12:20 pm

well... Having been trained to work "as if I had a budget of currency 0.00", I have slowly applied this to my everyday life, especially when I moved to Britain.

forcing your brain to find creative solutions is really rewarding.
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Post by Lakshmi on 9th October 2011, 12:22 pm

so, what I am saying is: it all starts in your brain.

Then, get into the "I am not buying it unless I have a serious NEED for it and I can't make my own economically" mindset.
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Post by Dandelion on 9th October 2011, 3:29 pm

Although it sounds obvious I'll still say it (it's never stopped me before....!). A trip to the Job Centre when your circumstances change is a good idea. I don't mean to look for jobs, but to check paperwork. Mr D had to resign from a job because it was making him ill some years ago. We were living on one small income for a while (he did voluntary work while he was getting back to full health) but a trip to the Job Centre meant that he got his contributions to his pension paid in the interim, and was able to ask questions about other benefits etc

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Post by CraftyBirdUK on 9th October 2011, 4:56 pm

Although we have an income, we're on a tight budget - I've found places like money saving expert a really valuable resource....there's only so many meals I can think of cooking from the same type of inexpensive ingredients...
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Post by Dandelion on 9th October 2011, 9:47 pm

Agreed, Craftybird. It also helps to have friends who are in the same position as you, who understand that you can't go out for expensive nights out/holidays, and who don't show off about things they've bought and make you feel bad.

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