Swishing is clothes swapping, through informal groups you can set up yourself, to glam designer exchanges and swishing online.
Back to school
Kids never stop growing, so it isn't just back to school costs that tot up, it's scuffed shoes, ripped blazers and all sorts.
A close shave
Cutting the cost of a shave means a fresh start every morning for volunteering enthusiast Damien Austin-Walker.
Wash for Gold
Before flogging a tired or broken bracelet, try tarting it up with a quick rinse or repair. You may get a better price for it or hang on to your heirlooms.
Surplus to requirements
Stores that specialise in surplus and clearance stock provide a valuable service, recouping costs, keeping businesses afloat and people in work.
Life is a lemon!
Get money back into your life when you take your toiletries from pantry to parlour for some beautifully refreshing treats.
Sometimes all you can do is laugh? Ripped Off Britons is
a cutting cartoon series that gets to the very heart of our money worries in the UK.
What NO cash?
Living without money many not be for everyone, but it sure is an inspiration when you're trying to cut back. Learn more about the freeconomy community at justfortheloveofit.org - due credit!
Still can't find what you're looking for?
There are plenty of sharing communities out there - why not try Ecomodo, Freecycle, Freegle or Preloved?
Too much choice?
If you have 20 minutes or so, it's worth thinking about why...
Breaking the habit
Life on a budget can be endless necessity. Too strapped for cash, we forget what a break from routine or surroundings can do.
Low season loophole
Family holidays can be expensive when you hit high season rates, but when term
dates differ you're quids in.
Home from home
Want to travel the world, or spend a week on the coast? From couchsurfing to home swap there are holidays for everyone.
Festival free for all
Festivals offer a feast of free music and events one you are in, but tickets are expensive. Here, festival organiser, Sian Philips,
of Wise Music shares her tips.
Just because it's Christmas, Halloween, or Valentine's Day does not mean that you have celebrate it the way the others tell you to. Do it your way!
If you have a Kindle or other hand held device already, look no further than the World e-book fair for your summer reading.
Learn the lingo
Speaking another language opens all sorts of doors, whether for business, education or pleasure. This Australian website has some superb resources.