January 2015

15 posts

Well, January is over! What a month it has been with many ups and downs, but we’re through the other side. We’ve had very mixed weather, with bits of snow in the last week so it has felt a bit like we’ve been hibernating; staying in on an cold evening when we’re cosy and warm …
As we continue down the path to a more simple life, there are many times where it can feel more difficult and sometimes it can even feel like we’re making the wrong choice in terms of lifestyle. In some ways, following the more obvious path would be the easier option, to follow the crowds and …
As a naturally frugal person, I suspect that most people would assume that we don’t spend a lot of money on anything. That we scrimp and save every penny for the longer term. And whilst that is true in some respects, some areas of life we barely spend anything at all, there are some categories …
This week has been a little odd. I have been off work ill during the week – I felt really nauseous and dizzy, combined with an aching body, so spent two days mainly in bed. Sleeping it off did make me feel better, though I’ve been under the weather all week; I don’t think I’ve …
I read a lot of personal finance blogs and the majority of those, especially those based in the US, mention reward credit cards. Some of those blogs have posts dedicated to different cards, singing their praises and explaining just what rewards they get from these cards.   But, a money confession from a PF blogger: …
As a society we are constantly told to do better, be better, strive for more. Failure is seen as a weakness and something not to be mentioned in conversation. Even the small, trivial things that don’t matter in the long run suddenly become a sticking point on the road to success. We hate it when …
Another week over! We’re already half way through January, and I’m aware I haven’t put much thought into our goals, yet alone put anything into practise. I need to look at that! The time seems to be rushing by. It has been incredibly cold this week here and we had a light dusting of snow …
When going shopping, whether that be grocery shopping or clothes shopping, there are multiple temptations to catch up out everyday you turn. It’s part of the store manager’s job; to make you spend more than you originally set out too. Online media is bad for this too; there are so many websites offering deals and …
With the cold weather, the dark mornings, the dreary days and gloomy forecast, it is no wonder that many people want to escape at this time of year. Thoughts of sunshine, laid on a beach with a cold beverage is appealing to many, and if things are put into action, you could be enjoying the …
Well, this week landed with a bump! Going back to work and getting back into the routine of getting up early, the commute to work, the daily grind and then home again has been difficult to get back into. It makes me wish even more than we could be free from this path – one …
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