Are you keen on spending money or are you a proud saver? Today’s programme is all about ‘thrift’, which has to do with living a simple life free from the need to constantly buy the latest products. Neil and Sam talk about the history of ‘thrift’ and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question
What percentage of people in the UK, do you think, have less than £1000 in savings? Is it…
a) 5%,
b) 15 %
c) 30%
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

grow or develop successfully

being careful not to spend too much money or eat too much food

specific aim or reason for a particular group to do something

basic needs
the basic necessities needed to survive, like food, clothes and shelter, and nothing extra

moral slide
decline in standards of moral (good, fair and honest) behaviour

something that is so obviously true it is not worth saying

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