A good while ago I published a video about becoming British through naturalisation. With the Brexit deadline right around the corner, there has been a lot of change in how temporary and permanent residence, the pre-requisites to becoming a British national, are changing. The topic touches me personally – not only I have members of family and friends who are living in the UK on … Continue reading UK and EU nationals – how not to get kicked out of the country after Brexit
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
It’s the New Year. It’s a little bit chilly. It’s a little bit hungover, and the festivity has been replaced with the dread of the work week starting again tomorrow. But it’s not all bad. Actually, quite the opposite. January is a great month to forget about the mistakes and financial failures of the past year and to start afresh. Throughout the month of January I … Continue reading Financial focus month week 1: Shelf Cooking
The end of the year is here. And I have zero new Year’s resolutions. Instead, I have five things to do in January, which will hopefully help in keeping me sane, not broke and somewhat organised. The lull period between Christmas and New Year is one of the few days in the year I genuinely dislike. This is because usually it’s cold, I have already … Continue reading Five things to do in January
I am touching on this topic in the run up to Christmas, because estimated 19 million people just in the UK regularly dip into the overdraft with close to 2 million permanently overdrawn (according to the Guardian). It is not unusual for people to get into overdraft right around this time of the year and remain stuck in either authorised or unauthorised overdraft for a … Continue reading What to do when your account is overdrawn beyond limit
When I started this blog I promised myself to be transparent with figures, unafraid to show both the successes and failures. No time like the present to deliver on this and sum up how my net worth changed over the 2018. Below figures are my actual net worth figures for everything that I track. Before we dive in, let’s define net worth for those amongst … Continue reading Wrapping up 2018 financially – net worth update
United Kingdom is a country where pension enrolment is compulsory. This means that every person over the age of 22 but below state pension age, employed, working within the country and earning above £10,000 per annum has a personal pension pot. A regulation making enrolment into workplace pension compulsory for everybody meeting these criteria took effect in February 2018. I am not leaving the country … Continue reading ‘Brexit’ the UK and take your pension pot with you?