Financial focus month week 1: Shelf Cooking

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

Five things to do in January

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

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

How to calculate the cost of electricity in your home

The northern hemisphere is heading into winter. Stating the obvious here, but with the temperatures and levels of daylight going down, the electricity bills like to go up. As a customer, can you calculate how much you will end up spending? I am a creature of warmth and good lighting. Nothing thrills me less than cold, dark spaces. Therefore, my bills can skyrocket during the … Continue reading How to calculate the cost of electricity in your home