All about… Eco Thrifty Living
When it comes to personal finance choices, Zoe Morrison from Eco Thrifty Living keeps a keen eye on the impact on the environment as well as the impact on her wallet. Her goal is to show how eco-friendly choices aren’t necessarily at odds with living on a budget. We spoke to Zoe and found out more about the environmentally friendly message in her blog.
Tell us about your blog.
I write Eco Thrifty Living, a lifestyle blog about saving money and the environment. The blog is filled with hints and tips to spend less in eco-friendly ways. I feel passionately that being eco-friendly is a great way to save money and really enjoy sharing that passion with my readers through the blog!
Why do you write about money, and how did you start blogging?
I started blogging when I was on maternity leave with my youngest son and I didn’t want to return to work. At the time I was spending lots of money on products that were eco-friendly and organic and these products are usually more expensive than the non-organic eco-friendly alternatives.
To be able to quit my job we would need to spend a lot less money, but I didn’t want to compromise on my eco-friendly principles and so I decided to work out ways to be eco-friendly and thrifty! I love writing and at the same time decided to start a blog to document my experiences.
What’s your most popular post and why?
What’s your favourite post you’ve written, and why?
What’s your number one money tip?
Before spending money on anything, ask yourself – is it genuinely eco-friendly (don’t just rely on the label, think about the materials it is made from, the ingredients it contains and how it will be disposed of) and is it thrifty?
What’s your top blogging tip?
Stay true to yourself in your writing, know your worth and maintain a healthy blog/ life balance.
Why are you part of UK Money Bloggers?
After going to the SHOMO awards last September I felt like a part of the UK Money Bloggers community. We all blog about money from completely different perspectives and view points, but we can still work together and help each other, which is great.