Today’s article is an intro article to anybody leaving home for the first time or moving to the UK from abroad. We are going to talk about all the key bills you will likely need to consider as part of your cost of life. Buckle up, this is not a short list. Housing This one is a no-brainer. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a … Continue reading Bills people in the UK pay
You can put 10 lbs on without eating any junk food. Did you know that you can get fat eating healthy food? You don’t need burgers, pizza or fries to get chunky. One spoon too many of quinoa or almond butter will do it. And let’s face it, for those of us who have the luxury of working from home or just not having to … Continue reading The unexpected things I’ve learnt while staying at home for 2 months
A number of mortgage lenders are taking about doing ‘their bit’ to help the individuals affected by the economic outcomes of the pandemic, by offering a mortgage holiday. Let’s talk about it. Firstly, at least in the UK where I live, mortgage holiday is written into standard terms of mortgage from any bigger and most smaller lenders. So my sceptical self will say that majority … Continue reading Mortgage payment holiday – yay or nay?
*Thank you to everyone who took part. This giveaway is now closed.* Happy Wednesday! It is unusual for me to be giving things away, but since we’ve all had a bit of a sh*te time over the last few 10(?) weeks, I’ve pulled an instagram giveaway together. You could win £25 Amazon eGift voucher. Use it for necessities or as a treat, it’s up to … Continue reading A little giveaway
This topic of storing food, preserving it and making it last is not a new one. Simply ask your grandparents – unless they were city dwellers, they would know EXACTLY how to make things last. We are now in a bit of a funny situation – the food is there and available, but frankly most people don’t really want to go out into the crowd … Continue reading Making produce last longer – simple ways to store and preserve your fresh food
Just as the next person, there are many things, concepts and ideas that make me uncomfortable or outright scared. Today I am going to share the big ones with you, in no particular order, and how they impact my financial life. Becoming a parent, or not The prospect of missing out on motherhood because I am 33, unmarried and without a solid plan or strong … Continue reading Millennial angst AKA seven things I fear and how they translate into my finances
I’m about to start week 9 of being in a lockdown. NINE. That’s full 8 weeks or 56 days done, almost two months. And a lot can change in a budget in the span of two months. Today I’ll tell you about the key expenses which are no longer a thing in my budget, and what they’ve been replaced by. Going out Everything is shut … Continue reading Expenses I cut during the lockdown and what they’ve been replaced with