Now I know this, but when I first ‘flew the nest’ I had no idea that I was a sheltered little snowflake. Although I did receive a decent amount of prep and life skills for what adulting might entail from my parents, teachers and a bunch of miscellaneous adults, there was a whole boatload of stuff I had no idea about. Let me tell you … Continue reading 5 things nobody really tells you about adulting
I bought a flat in London, with £4000 down payment. Yes, you read that right, four thousand pounds. In today’s post I am telling you how that happened. Continue reading How to buy a flat when you have no money
Back to school is slowly happening for the children and is starting to loom on the horizon for the college and university students. This time of coming slowly into fall makes me a little nostalgic for my own university time, so to snap myself out of the nostalgia here are three adult habits which I picked up during university. Not taking things at face … Continue reading 3 adult habits I picked up at university
am no longer in my 20s and while I am slowly moving through the next decade up, I also have some big goals for that decade. This article will focus on my own goals ‘to do it in your 30s’. I am yet to live through that decade fully and until I live through it, who am I to tell you what’s doable and what’s not? With that in mind, let’s start with the BIG financial goals I am going to attempt hitting. Continue reading BIG financial goals for your 30s
Sometimes there is more to your grocery basket than meets the eye. Today I will be talking about agriculture and why it sometimes makes sense to review your dietary choices. You might or might not know this, but I’m what mainstream would label ‘flexitarian’. This means that I live on predominately plant-based diet, but occasionally I do eat animal products and animal flesh. I used … Continue reading The cost of protein
A person without a car who knows TOO MUCH about cars telling you, maybe a car owner, what the difference between hybrid and electric is. Continue reading What is a hybrid?
In the last few years I have visited over 25 countries. Each of them has taught me something about life, money and people. Continue reading The things I learnt when travelling
Ook, that’s a bit of an overstatement. More like I gathered my favourite recipes, encountered mainly around cafes in East London into one place. I like food, you see. But I don’t like the price tag which comes with eating at trendy, hip places*. So I have now forgone eating at trendy, hip places and instead I am opting for cooking the same delicious foods … Continue reading I wrote a little cookbook. It’s free.
A shocking thought visited me today. ‘I could retire now’. This shocking thought was immediately followed by an equally shocking one, ‘meh, I don’t want to retire right now’. In my current situation retiring would mean a move to a different country and a significant change in lifestyle. My reasons for not wanting to retire are a little cliche, so instead let me tell you … Continue reading I could retire, but I don’t want to
How much should be in your emergency fund? Emergency fund is a little or a lot of money stashed away for when your leg slips. I am yet to find a better explanation, so if you have one, pop it into the comments field. This post will be all about figuring out how much you might want to keep in your emergency fund. Dave Ramsey, … Continue reading How much to put into your emergency fund