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Informed Choice Radio - personal finance peace of mind with Martin Bamford


Jan 30, 2017

Have you ever dreamed about moving to the country, living more simply and making the most of life?

My guest on the podcast today is Faith Archer.

Faith is an award-winning money journalist, who also writes the blog Much More with Less about moving to the country, living with less and making the most of it.

Faith was formerly Deputy Personal Finance Editor at the Telegraph Media Group. She’s now a freelance journalist and writer, specialising in personal finance.

In today’s episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Faith about how she started her blog, living below the line on just £1 a day, some of the benefits of living a frugal lifestyle, things that discourage frugality, highlights from saving £5,000 in a year, and much more.

Welcome to Much More With Less with Faith Archer, in episode 168 of Informed Choice Radio.

Some questions I ask:

-Your blog is Much More With Less. How did that get started? Was that a natural spinoff from personal finance journalism and when you went freelance, and what was the motivation behind it?

-What are some of the benefits of a more frugal lifestyle, of living frugally?

-What are some of the first steps that people can take if they want to approach life in a more frugal manner?

-What tends to put some people off frugality and trying to cut back a bit? Are there some secret elements which discourage people?

-You mentioned on your blog that you want to make 2017 a money saving year, so what steps are you taking to make that happen?

-Are there any quick wins when it comes to spending less and saving more money for the future? Where do you get the most satisfaction from saving money?

Useful links mentioned in this episode:

Much More With Less

Faith on Twitter

Faith on Instagram

Faith on Facebook

Much More With Less

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