I saw Ausperity creeping up the bestseller list a few weeks ago, and as it seemed right up our street, the lovely folks at Quercus were kind enough to send me a review copy.
The motto of the book is “live the life you want for less”, which is a great proposition. The author, Lucy Tobin, is a freelance financial journalist, and her tone of voice throughout the book is really friendly and relaxed. Interestingly, rather than starting the book with the typical financial advice on savings and mortgages, she starts with a section on how to spend your money. It’s full of lots of tips and tricks for saving money on the things you buy all the time – clothes, food, holidays (there is a BIG section on saving money on your holiday), cars, weddings, and lots more.
As someone who is always out to save a few pounds, I read a lot of money-saving advice on websites and in the weekend papers. As such, I didn’t feel as though there was a huge amount of content that was that new to me. However, if you are just beginning to assess what you spend and are looking for areas that you can save in, this could be a good place to start (also, make sure you read what I do when assessing my money and creating a savings plan). It’s very clearly written and approachable, and is really perfect for someone who is beginning to reassess their lifestyle and find ways to cut back.
Ausperity by Lucy Tobin is out now. Thank you so much to Quercus for the review copy!
If anyone IS just starting to look for ways to cut back without changing their lifestyle too much, let me know in the comments – this book could be perfect for you & I’ll send my copy to the first (UK-based!) commenter who requests it.