As the credit crunch becomes a recession and rising energy prices take their toll on our finances, many of us have little choice but to cut back our spending. But life is for living, so why should budgeting mean a miserable existence? Instead, discover the pleasures of saving by becoming a frugal shopper, cutting energy and transport bills, growing vegetables and eating wild food. The Frugal Life is a tried and tested way of life, covering a huge range of topics, from growing and cooking and entertaining friends and children to enjoying Christmas without debt. It will also show you how to set a budget, cope with redundancy and cultivate a frugal nest egg for the future. This book is ideal for everyone, from the struggling student and first jobber, to families and pensioners getting used to a smaller budget - in fact anyone trying to live life for less.