Welcome to The Thrifty Issue!

Find ways to make and save money in every area of your life. Learn hundreds of ways to make money from home and around your kids, including the exact amounts I’ve made from them all. Read tips to reduce every expense in your budget, try frugal recipes, travel tips, parenting, fashion and more.

To get started, check out my list of Aussie freebies or try the FREE 21 Day Money Challenge which can save you thousands! (Nat found $20,000 on day one!)

About The Thrifty Issue

Owned by me – Kylie Travers, I went from homeless single mother because of domestic violence to multiple international award-winning CEO, speaker, author, business consultant and ambassador. I am extremely passionate about empowering women through financial independence.

I share my personal tips, tricks, methods and lifestyle from back when I was a single mother relying on Centrelink to where I am now – travelling the world with my two daughters and living a pretty free life.

Kylie Travers

Financial freedom was always my goal and I love helping others achieve it too. How we live is our choice. I choose to live frugally, travel and have an unconventional lifestyle. You can find some of it on this site and social channels FacebookInstagramPinterest and Twitter or join The Thrifty Issue Facebook Group.

Despite facing numerous obstacles including domestic violence, homelessness, mental health issues, paralysis (twice), multiple surgeries and some cancer issues, I love my life. I learnt so much from each obstacle and turned them into opportunities. You can find out more about that at www.kylietravers.com.au.

I grew up in a frugal, heavily religious family in Tasmania, then Canberra from 12 and Sydney from 18. Mum stayed at home, Dad worked for the government and was a bishop/minister of the church. I married young (19!) and divorced at 27, at which time I also left the church.

Fast forward to now, I have full custody of my daughters and a free life. My eldest has autism, we travel a lot, I have a few businesses and love empowering others through financial freedom. There are so many ways to make money and live the life you want!

Me on a trip to Fiji as a travel writer

Work With Us

If you are a brand or business wanting to work with us we have a variety of options available and own multiple sites. We do not promote gambling, adult content, smoking or anything of the sort. Nor do we promote anything we haven’t personally used and loved.

Anything else goes and we love getting creative in ways we can work together from sponsored posts to speaking at events, doing Facebook lives to INsta stories and anything in between. Check out the Work With Us page for more information.

If you wish to contact us email [email protected] or find us on FacebookInstagramPinterest and Twitter or join The Thrifty Issue Facebook Group.


At times we have sponsored content which is always disclosed, as well as affiliate links. We only work with brands our staff personally use and love. Everything we share is our opinion. We are not financial advisors, so take the tips on here as general advice only.