I could go on and on about the pink tax and the VAT on tampons, but this post is going to focus on something else. Both men and women are faced with challenges in everyday life, things that put a burden upon us because we are of one or the other sex and gender. Today, since we are in February, the month of love, I … Continue reading The true cost of being a female
I am a big fan of travel. Sometimes I like to splurge, but for the grand majority of my leisure travel, the budget is modest. And by grand majority I mean…my partner and I travel abroad on average 11 times per year, only one or two of those trips will involve saving up larger amounts of money for. All others are kept low budget and … Continue reading How I keep travel affordable
I often hear a misconception that being frugal equates to being cheap. Did Extreme Cheapskates really tarnish the word ‘frugal’ that much? In today’s post, I am giving you ALL (or almost all) of the useful frugal habits I developed over the years and, just for a good measure, a couple of the cheap ones too. If I see money on the ground, I pick … Continue reading All the frugal habits in one place!
It finally happened. The longest month of the year is DONE. Why the longest? My January started on December 21st. And although I budget for the whole month and whole year, it just feels like a never-ending stick-to-the-budget battle. But – I survived, just about. Here is how my budget actually looked like line by line. Income: I made my usual salary, I got paid … Continue reading Budget Recap – January 2019
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