It’s Monday the 13th. On that account I am weirdly pleased that it’s not a Friday. So let’s get on with making Monday the 13th a pleasant one. What I am watching – ‘Game of Thrones’. Did you expect me to say anything else, one week out from the final episode? I’ve just wrapped up the penultimate episode (on my way to work, no less) … Continue reading Happy Monday (13th May 2019)
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
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
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?
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