Oh Bugger (Budgeting Fail)

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I made a terrible, terrible mistake in June. I ignored my budget, forgot to check my online banking statements regularly, and made a big ‘luxury’ purchase (last minute half week “glamping” break) in the same month as a big necessary purchase (car tax). What with… read full entry →

Starting Project £20k

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After having a good moan about my financial / housing situation post-split from Karl, which ended on a jokey note about a project £15k, I thought well… actually, why don’t I start a new project? And why aim for £15,000 — that would mean I’d… read full entry →

50 ways we save money

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I was thinking the other morning (in the shower, again) about how we save money in so many ways every day… stuff that Karl & I have been doing for that long that we don’t think about it; thus it never makes a budgeting blog… read full entry →

False Economies

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One of the things I see other people fall into the trap of too often with this budgeting lark (no, not me, far too smart.. cough cough) is buying into false economies. In other words, investing in something that appears to be a bargain but… read full entry →

January Meal Plan 27th-31st

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Last meal plan post of January, huzzah (and only slightly late). Not as tight on the veg this week because I wanted to use up leftovers and bought a cheap chicken to get February meals in for as little as possible (more on that at… read full entry →

Mortgage Free in 5 Years?

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This week I was reading through Jax’s post on her new blog – The challenge – and my mortgage statement which, quite by coincidence arrived on the same day. Through Jax I also found Mortgage Free in Three. To say I was inspired is an… read full entry →

3 ways I’ve saved money in September

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Part of my ongoing mission to save money this year, these things have saved me money this month (unfortunately I could only come up with 3 things) 1. Moved hosting I moved away from Site5 in 2009 after they botched a routine server upgrade. Clook,… read full entry →

5 ways I’ve saved money in August

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Part of my ongoing mission to save money this year, these things have saved me money this month… 1. Bought tinned beans Like most parents of small children, we buy baked beans. They’re good for emergency meals when Isabel is so wiped out from nursery… read full entry →

5 ways I’ve saved money in July

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Part of my ongoing mission to save money this year, these things have saved me money this month… 1. Cancelled our lovefilm membership I’ve fallen in and out of love with lovefilm over the years because of billing issues, scratched DVDs etc but having been… read full entry →

5 ways I’ve saved money in June

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I’m on a mission to reduce our outgoings over the next 12 months. We’re not massive consumers anyway, which I think makes it harder to make significant cuts. Nonetheless, these are things I’ve done this month which I know has saved us money. 1. Cooking… read full entry →