May 2015

14 posts

May is over and to be honest, I’ll be glad to see the back of it. It’s definitely been a month of ups and downs, as you’ll see from my aims for the month. Combine that with a scare with bump and it’s been a month I’d rather move on from, if I’m honest. Our spending has …
One of the important things I talk about on this blog is making memories, gaining experiences and having a good time, whilst on a budget. I think that, although we are focusing on early retirement and therefore savings/investments, having a good life along the way as equally important. This is a different type of post …
Food shopping is a cost that every single household faces, whether you’re a single person, a family of four or a newly married couple. Food budgets can vary massively from household to household, but there is one problem that all households are facing, and that’s the rising cost of food. Food is a basic human …
The second half of this week has been particularly difficult, so I am incredibly grateful that is now the weekend. The first half of the week went by quite slowly, and it was the same old, same old. On Thursday, I had a routine antenatal appointment, but that is where things went a bit off …
Hello everyone! Today’s post is a guest post written by Brian who blogs over at Debt Therapy Scotland – please visit his site for some good tips on managing debt. Enjoy!    Learning to live frugally so that you get the most value out of your money is a great thing to do, whether you …
This one very simple and easy change to your household bills will result in savings of over £400 a year, just by taking a small break from your regular routine to check one thing, then compare your spendings to what you could be spending by using a different company.     The thing I’m talking …
I don’t know about anyone else, but this week has gone incredibly slowly for me. Every day seems to have dragged massively and the week as a whole seemed to plod on by. However, it has been a week that has seen no unusual surprises for us, which we should be grateful for. It has …
Although having pets can be an absolute joy, there are still costs associated with owning a pet and ongoing costs can add up over time. The expense of owning a cat or dog can run into the 10s of 000s over their lifetime, so it is important to make sure that you are getting the …
Digital Declutter
As a continuation of decluttering and simplifying our lives, it is easy to forget that we all have digital lives as well as the everyday clutter in our homes. An uncluttered space is so much more calming than a crowded space, with material possessions spilling all over the place.   The same can be said …
This week has been slightly different; it was a Bank Holiday in the UK on Monday so both me and my husband were off work for the day. We did some jobs around the house and went to buy a couple of things for the house. We also treated ourselves to lunch out, though it’s factored into …
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