Monthly Book Club: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo

With the recent emergence of Netflix series, this 2011 book is on top of the reading lists again. I first spoke about it back in 2015 (this video) and frankly, my love for it has only grown since. The book, as the title suggests talks about tidying, but not how most of us know it. Instead of telling us how to buy more containers and … Continue reading Monthly Book Club: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo

Financial focus month week 5: Budget for the Whole Year

A little while ago I showed you how my annual budget looks like. In today’s post I’ll share with you how to create your own one. It’s simpler than you think! Let’s start with the same basics you would start any shorter term budget. You can do it on paper or in excel or any other programme by the way, whichever you prefer. Draw a … Continue reading Financial focus month week 5: Budget for the Whole Year

Getting Invisalign: the cost, finding the right dentist and the things the adverts don’t tell you about

A number of cosmetic procedures has been on my list since my late teen years, and it’s only recently that I can truly afford getting them done. By cosmetic procedures I don’t mean actual plastic surgery, but I do mean things like getting my teeth straightened out and eyesight corrected. Today, I will focus on the procedure that is happening in my life right now, … Continue reading Getting Invisalign: the cost, finding the right dentist and the things the adverts don’t tell you about

Financial focus month week 4: Win at Retirement Planning

Maybe it’s a weird perversion, but I actually like thinking about retirement. I call it retirement but what I mean is not having to work the good ole 9-5 anymore. Whether this happens at 40, 55 or 70 depends on you. In this blog post let’s look at all the things to consider when planning when and how you want to retire. First things first … Continue reading Financial focus month week 4: Win at Retirement Planning

Revolut: What changed since my last review?

It’s been over a year since my first Revolut review – it was in a video format and you can still find it here. Revolut is a millennial bank and just like the millennials it serves, including me, it has come a long way in not much time. If you don’t know Revolut, I am assuming you don’t travel, don’t budget or just aren’t interested … Continue reading Revolut: What changed since my last review?

Financial focus month week 3: No Spend Week

Welcome to the week 3 of the financial focus month. Today, we are starting a no-sped week. It’s easier than you think. Actually, if you have ever been broke you probably already know how to do this out of necessity. I am doing a no-spend week because: Christmas was expensive It’s nice to keep some money in the pocket Ain’t nobody got time for mindless … Continue reading Financial focus month week 3: No Spend Week

Financial focus month week 2: Money Audit

Welcome to the 2nd week in the financial focus month. This week will for some of you be really easy, for others not so. There is just one goal here: finish the week with an exact list of all the bank, building society, credit union etc accounts, cards, loans, pension pots, investment accounts, student loans, lines of credit, mortgages and alike, and how much money … Continue reading Financial focus month week 2: Money Audit

Financial focus month week 1: Shelf Cooking

It’s the New Year. It’s a little bit chilly. It’s a little bit hungover, and the festivity has been replaced with the dread of the work week starting again tomorrow. But it’s not all bad. Actually, quite the opposite. January is a great month to forget about the mistakes and financial failures of the past year and to start afresh. Throughout the month of January I … Continue reading Financial focus month week 1: Shelf Cooking