Hi, my name is Andy and I set up the Frugal Spy as a place to record all my thoughts and findings on saving money, making money and generally living frugally. So often I’ve had a great idea or read something and then forgotten to put it into practice so this blog is here to help me as well as you.

While I believe that a frugal lifestyle is good for anyone, I’m not here to preach. I believe that while there is sense in being careful with your money, you have got to enjoy yourself a bit as well, so I hope that the money saving tips and ideas on my blog have the right ratio of frugality to fun!

Saving the green

I’m keen to explore where saving money and helping our planet can work hand-in-hand. While I’ve always tried to be considerate to our environment, announcements from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) really brought it home to me how close we are to irreversibly and critically damaging our planet. I’ll be keeping a keen on how we can be frugal and green and will post about this as often as possible.

I hope you enjoy my blog, please email me via the contact page if you have any questions or feedback, or if you would like to work with me.


I’m a very keen cook so be sure to expect lots of recipes and possibly some meal plans to help with budgeting your weekly shop. In all of my recipes I’ll try to include some costs.


Andy, aka Frugal Spy