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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Heron Books (3 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780877684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780877686
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After writing her first book - on student life - whilst still a student at Oxford University, journalist Lucy Tobin is now a seasoned author with four books to her name. She is an award-winning reporter, self-confessed money-saving nerd, and personal finance editor of the Evening Standard. Lucy is also a contributor to Radio 4's Broadcasting House, and Women's Hour, BBC TV's Breakfast and Show me the Money, plus Sky News and BBC News 24.
She can also be found in magazines including Grazia, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and the Sunday Times Magazine, and has written for newspapers including The Independent, Guardian, The Times, The Daily Express and The Daily Telegraph.
Find out more about her latest book, Ausperity, at ausperity.com, on lucytobin.com or Twitter @lucytobin.

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'If you still want to have a social life while counting the pennies [...] Lucy Tobin's extensive money-saving tips, tricks and ideas are perfect' Closer magazine.

'A collection of money-saving tips by an award-winning financial journalist' The Lady.

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Acclaimed personal finance editor, Lucy Tobin shares the secrets to living a prosperous life on an austerity budget. Keen to keep up with the latest fashions without paying the high price tag? Want to eat out at the best restaurants without denting your wallet? Looking for ways to make money rather than spend it? It's all in an AUSPERITY lifestyle. Lucy Tobin has put together an entertaining and unbeatable guide to living the life you want for less. Stylish yet sensible, full of clever constructive tips that reap instant rewards, this is THE guide to saving, spending and making money... and having fun while you're doing it.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ben Hogg on 15 Mar. 2013
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Bought this for my girlfriend's birthday and she loves it. The book is packed with useful tips and tricks for enjoying life and saving money, something surely everyone would want to do? There are so many tips across a wide range of activities, everyday things we use and even extravagances that don't need to have an extravagant cost!

Everyone who reads this is guaranteed to save money in one way or another and I bet a lot more than they bought the book for too!

It is also written really well too and I think everyone who reads is guaranteed to learn a few good money-saving tips!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By CHM on 7 Jan. 2013
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I bought a copy of Ausperity having read (and liked) a lot of Tobin's stuff in the ES.

Quite a lot of people will probably already be aware of some of the strategies she describes in the book - but the key to getting more for your money (IMHO) is knowing them all/using them all together - and this book is the perfect guide to doing just that. I'd imagine a lot of people will read it through once and then keep it on the shelf as a reference.

Parallels with what Martin Lewis is doing are obvious but the MSE website can be a bit daunting and impersonal whereas Ausperity is well structured. It's also worth pointing out that Tobin is also more cunning than Lewis - and that = bigger savings.

Recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angela C on 23 April 2013
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Bought this book at the weekend- read obsessively in 2 days.

A Complete must for every household. Have been a money saver for the last few years (or so I thought!!) reading Lucy's book has given me a whole list of new, fresh ideas to try, websites to visit.

It deals with the 'big stuff' and also every day things which are easily overlooked.

Written in such an easy, organised way- good to keep and dip into

My only regret was coming to the end- hope that she writes a follow up soon
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Hooks on 21 Feb. 2013
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Well written to keep it interesting. I have turned over many corners of the pages of this book to remind me to go back and put into action the advice and look up apps and websites. Trying to save/make money in simple ways can actually be quite fun!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. WEST-SOLEY TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 April 2013
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Packed with advice and no fluff or bumph - page after page after page of tips. It's pretty exhaustive, although I still thought a tiny couple of things were missed out (like using train ticket discount sites, for example), although there are ample web links to fill in the gaps.

For seasoned thrifts, there should still be plenty of new information, but for those just starting to get thrifty, it's a real treasure trove. If you need it, the book practically doubles as a course on financial prudence, with sections on managing credit card debt and all sorts. Highly recommended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bev Montgomery on 20 April 2013
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This is a must have book , within a couple of hours of buying this book I had saved myself £70 on food straight away and the fact that the book only cost 99p made it even better.
Some of the tips are so obvious you'll wonder why you haven't been doing them for years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sally on 26 Jan. 2013
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Very prompt delivery. The book contains loads of useful info. I've downloaded many of the apps recommended & I'm having great fun using them. It's written in a friendly & humorous way & is an easy read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Jun. 2014
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The idea behind this book is to help you save money on things you have to buy as well as the luxuries that you really feel you can’t live without. The book is divided into five sections – Spending It; Milking It; Making It; Financial Stuff and Directory. These are fairly obvious headings apart from the second one which is about the day to day expenditure such as food, transport, home etc.

With many of the suggestions in this book you need to be well organised – such as planning ahead to give you time to walk instead of getting the car out or getting off the bus one step earlier than usual. Saving money on supermarket shopping by comparing prices on things you buy all the time may well end up costing you money if you’re travelling to different shops or getting your home delivery from more than one supermarket. In fact getting the best value for money can end up becoming a full time job if you let it.

My feeling is that the book is very much one you can dip into as you feel the need to save money on certain things – or try and make more money. I thought it was very London-centred which means some of the tips are irrelevant for those of us who don’t live in big cities. But there are still some good tips for people who don’t live in the home-counties. I was pleased to see an author suggesting that it is possible – and cheap – to incorporate exercise into your daily life without the expense of a gym membership and the associated time needed to use it. Walking is free and good for you and gets you from place to place.

Where I did think this e-book edition really shows the advantages of e-books is that you can immediately go to any websites mentioned in the text without having to put the book down and switch on the computer.
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