What I am giving for Christmas – a truthful gift guide

A short while ago I wrote a blog post about not going bankrupt over Christmas spending. This post is a follow-up telling you exactly what I am gifting this year to my nearest and dearest. I don’t budget for Christmas separately anymore, I just save less in December and that  gives me a very definite budget as I don’t like to reach out for savings … Continue reading What I am giving for Christmas – a truthful gift guide

The cringe-worthy cash envelopes

Before I explain what the cash envelopes system is all about, let me say that I don’t actually use cash. Nor envelopes. That little detail has not stopped me from applying the principles governing the cash envelopes method in how my own everyday spending is managed. If you are wondering why this rather obscure sounding approach to paying for stuff has been gaining momentum on … Continue reading The cringe-worthy cash envelopes

The burden of managing money and balancing debt

Let’s start from the start. I graduated from university in 2011, at a ripe age of 25. I chose to take 3 years out between high school and university simply because that’s how long it took me to decide what it was that I actually wanted to study. My BA is in computing and marketing and with a bit of strategic arm-twisting, selective studying and … Continue reading The burden of managing money and balancing debt