Happy Monday (29th June 2020)

The last few days have been scorching hot. Did I ever mention that I moved to the UK for it’s mediocre weather? I really did not sign up for these temperatures! Luckily with the rain and thunder we are now getting back to the normal low 20s (that’s Celsius for my US friends, not Fahrenheit). Anyway…to the point! What I’ve been reading – in English, … Continue reading Happy Monday (29th June 2020)

G-Dragon in Fantastic Baby, Bigbang. Photo credit: YG Official.

I was going to write a retirement article but I started watching K-Pop on YouTube instead

And it got me thinking about many, many things. You see, I enjoy K-Pop but not like normal people are supposed to enjoy it. While the actual music is sometimes interesting, I watch K-Pop videos because most of them are exceptionally well directed artistic performances. Some serious consideration for detail is present, as well as strong expression of style for each featured artist, even for … Continue reading I was going to write a retirement article but I started watching K-Pop on YouTube instead

All the little things I don’t miss from before the Lockdown

The lockdown has been a mixed experience for me – some of it has been great and some of it I could’ve done without. However, given that it’s Monday, let’s have a pleasant start of the week and have an article about everything small that MissionMoney is happy without. Enjoy! Work kitchen small talk You know that feeling when you’re telling the same thing to … Continue reading All the little things I don’t miss from before the Lockdown

Frugal habits that won’t make you seem ‘cheap’

While I personally don’t care all that much about what people think about my habits, I appreciate that this might be different for other people. And for these people frugality comes with a challenge – while it’s valid and important in everyday life, nobody really wants to come across as ‘cheap’ or ‘stingy’. In this article I’ll walk you through specific frugal habits which are … Continue reading Frugal habits that won’t make you seem ‘cheap’

How to know that you’re doing ok (financially and otherwise)

You have enough clothes to not have to do laundry daily It might surprise you, especially if you also enjoyed Marie Kondo’s Netflix series BUT if you have more than enough clothes to not have to launder daily, you doing ok. Despite what people across the western world might think, it is not a gold standard to have 300-piece wardrobe per person. And while I … Continue reading How to know that you’re doing ok (financially and otherwise)

The books I’ve read during Lockdown and what I really thought about them

I’ve been reading just a tad more than usual and I’ve had some fun while at it. I’ve also had some terrible books cross my kindle screen. In this article, I’ll tell you what I’ve read and if it’s worth your time. I am however going to draw a line on just 5 books available in English and one in Polish to avoid boring you … Continue reading The books I’ve read during Lockdown and what I really thought about them

The reasons I vote (in more than one country)

Maybe we should start with a background here. I have two passports – one from the country I grew up in and the other from the country I live in. Controversially, this allows me to vote in both countries. In this article I will explain why I execute that right and why you should vote too. The idea for this article was prompted by a … Continue reading The reasons I vote (in more than one country)

The holy trinity of at home ‘salon’ treatments

I am not going to talk about face masks. You know how these work. Instead, I am going to talk about my top 3 at home treatments which have been tiding me over until my aesthetician’s office opens again, or replacing professionals altogether. Knowing how to do these also comes in handy when your girl has no dosh in the budget for indulgences. Ready? Microneedling … Continue reading The holy trinity of at home ‘salon’ treatments

One week of how I really spend money

I talk about money, saving and investing all the time. But what I don’t talk about is how I actually spend money on the daily basis. Especially now, that we’re slowly edging out of a lockdown I thought I’d share how my day to day spending looks like in a course of a single week. For this particular article I avoided the first week of … Continue reading One week of how I really spend money