How frugal is your family?

Frugal (adj) : economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful

It may be a bit of a cliché but if anyone knows the truth behind the words ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’, it’s this weekend’s guest on Girls Around Town.

Joining June and Rachel in the studio on Sunday, mother of four Claire Lyons will be explaining why her family started a project to change how, when and what it used its money on.

And how she’s built on her own experience over the last two years to develop The Frugal Family, a thriving online community supporting other families looking to follow a similar path…

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out about the resources available to members of the community – and how a few simple, sensible steps could help start your family on the way to a living a more ethical and frugal life.

Even if you’re already ‘looking after the pennies’, you won’t want to miss the top tips Claire will be sharing on the show – especially with Christmas approaching rapidly!

Are you up for the penny challenge?

penny challengeIf you were listening to the show this morning, you’ll have heard the Girls Around Town talking about the 366 Day Penny Challenge

June, Tina and Sue are doing it already – why not join them?

The idea is simple – start on day one by saving just 1p, increase the amount by another penny every day throughout the year and, believe it or not, by New Year’s Eve 2016 you’ll have a grand total of £671.61!!

Then all you have to do is decide how to use it – a donation to charity maybe or a special end-of-year treat for yourself or your family?

Give it a go – you could even get the kids doing it too – and let the girls know what you’re earmarking your savings for by commenting below or posting on their Facebook page…