July 2014

14 posts

Another month is over! I don’t know about anyone else, but 2014 is flying by for us. At the end of the month I like to do a reflection on how the month has gone and reflect on the aims I set at the beginning of the month.   July has been good for us …
My Grandma is a very money-savvy woman. I like to think that I get a bit of my money know-how from her, because as far as I can remember, she’s been good with money. Her and my Grandpa have a comfortable retirement, which has only been made possible by my Grandma’s careful money management.   …
I’m so glad this week is over! I’m finally on a break from work for a bit and I can’t wait to have some relaxing time to do whatever I like. This week has gone incredibly slowly though, mainly because I’ve been waiting for the weekend.   5 things I’ve enjoyed/been grateful for this week: …
Safe to say I’m pretty pleased with this, as I’ve only been blogging for just over a month, but No More Waffles has nominated me for the Liebster Award! He said: Nicola from the UK has been banging out excellent budgetting tips like nobody’s business for the past few days . I’m curious to see where …
So, following on from the last two budget posts, How To Make A Budget and 3 Easy Ways To Stick To A Budget, I thought it would be good to share our budget and how it works for us. Plus, I’ve done two different budget templates on Google Docs which I’ll share with you too …
I am so glad this week is over. It has gone so slowly even though each day has been busy! Also, what is going on with the weather in the UK? It’s been sunny and then torrential rain. It’s supposed to be summer! I managed to have 5 NSDs this week, as I didn’t need …
After writing a post on Tuesday about how to make a budget I thought I would do a follow up post on how to stick to your budget. Budgeting is such an effective tool if used correctly and in a way that suits your needs, but sticking to it may be the hard part.   3 …
This post is a how-to on a budget. How to make one and how to work out what will work or not. I’m a massive fan of budgets. I know there’s people out there who don’t have a budget, but I’m definitely not one of them (Is now the time to admit I do a …
Another week has gone! It has been another busy week at work, with a couple of days being rather late. I cannot wait for a break now; everyone is shattered and patience isn’t as good as it was at the start of the year. Our budgeting this week has been good; nothing unexpected has shown …
In one of my first posts on this blog I outlined what our ultimate dream is and spoke briefly about steps to get there. This post is to discuss the ideas in a bit more detail and run through some of my own thoughts about early retirement.  The ultimate dream, for both me and my …
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