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

Let’s talk about student loans

This article will focus on the UK outlook and higher education costs, however a number of points raised will be relevant to other countries. We are in an interesting situation where following the cancellation of in-person lessons due to the global Covid-19 pandemic not only the classrooms but also student accommodation has emptied out. Despite the mode of learning moving to online, universities are currently … Continue reading Let’s talk about student loans

(Not a) Happy Monday (1st June 2020)

Hi there. My Happy Monday posts usually focus on the good, the interesting and the fun. But today’s one is a little different. Here is the round-up of all the thought-provoking, interesting but also really weird and not great things which have hit my workbench recently. What I am reading – news. And friend, between the US police now shooting at journalists, BAME communities caught … Continue reading (Not a) Happy Monday (1st June 2020)

The unexpected things I’ve learnt while staying at home for 2 months

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

Mortgage payment holiday – yay or nay?

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?

Making produce last longer – simple ways to store and preserve your fresh food

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

Expenses I cut during the lockdown and what they’ve been replaced with

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

Three personal finance lessons to take from Covid-19

Things have changed for many of us. An while there are plenty of people who will come out of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic financially unscaved or even better off, many, including me will not have fared quite so well. To make it a learning exercise, I’ve gathered the three most important lessons we can all take away from the economic impact the response to the … Continue reading Three personal finance lessons to take from Covid-19

Procrastination is not the same as laziness

I have something different to the usual money-oriented content for you today. Having been at home  for so long now, I felt some of my bad habits try to creep back in and had to actively fight them. One of the habits was procrastination. Simply speaking, procrastination is not equal to laziness. There is a specific difference – when we procrastinate, we feel guilty about … Continue reading Procrastination is not the same as laziness

Furlough scheme explained (information valid as at 5th April 2020 in the United Kingdom)

The British version of furlough British government has rolled out a furlough scheme in order to safeguard at least some of the private sector jobs currently being cut left and right, and through that salvage at least part of the economy. What is it? Furlough in the UK is a temporary leave of absence granted to employees or members of an organisation, on reduced pay. … Continue reading Furlough scheme explained (information valid as at 5th April 2020 in the United Kingdom)