Money-saving secrets from your grandmother

Sarah Coles
Grandmother and granddaughter preparing food together at home in kitchen
Grandmother and granddaughter preparing food together at home in kitchen

Anyone who lived through WWII can have trouble biting their tongue when the younger generation talks about struggling to make ends meet. They've lived through a time when you made do with what you had rather than buying new, you went without, you savoured the few little luxuries on offer, and you learned to eek out the final drops. They have little time for the sorry tales of a family which has had to downgrade their internet speed and drop some of their satellite channels.

However, when they've lowered their eyebrows, the older generations are a mine of realistic and sensible tips to help your money go further.