Kick up the arse: update #1

As promised, I’m documenting my progress following my big kick up the arse

This week I:

  • Unlocked my online banking account
  • Entered nearly 4 months worth of transaction data into YNAB
  • Paid in both a cheque (which I’m notoriously lazy about) and some cash (which I’ve never done before, I just spend notes!)

So, numbers back on track. Now just to finish a project. Hmm…

Weekend in a Tent

Gaz and I celebrated our first anniversary by spending the bank holiday weekend in a tent. I have to admit I was a little anxious about the whole thing. It’s May, and the weather is still changeable, so I expected a weekend of rain. Gaz only bought the tent (second hand) the weekend prior to […]

Kick up the arse

I spent nearly an hour on the phone on Tuesday night with a friend of mine who’s asked to remain nameless (I don’t know why, maybe he thinks you’ll all call him up asking for financial advice too?) Following my comfort spending confession he’s given me a bit of a virtual kick up the arse […]

Mortgage Free: Bumps in the Road

One of the biggest barriers to me being mortgage free in 5 years is a bad habit I don’t tend to talk about too often: I’m a comfort spender. If I’m stressed, I spend money on anything and everything. The ironic thing about this unnecessary splurging is that it ultimately leads to me adding to […]

My first race (Market Drayton 10k)

Yesterday saw me getting up at an unreasonable hour (OK, it was about 7:30am) to eat breakfast with plenty of time for it to digest before dun dun dunnnn… my first proper “race”. I entered the Market Drayton 10k some time last year. I hadn’t even remembered doing so until I went to register *this* […]