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
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
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
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
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?
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
Well, the month of a December was a bit of a fail. Not a terrible, unplanned fail, but still a fail. The main things which pushed my budget over the line were: Travelcard. Instead of getting a monthly travelcard for the month of January, in the long run it was cheaper to get the annual one. The price raises on a yearly basis for London. … Continue reading Budget recap: December 2018