November 2015

14 posts

Another month over, already! November seems to have passed by in a flash, without too many hiccups along the way. It has been a more expensive month, as it tends to be as we get nearer to Christmas, but I have tried to keep to a budget. I do like buying gifts for others though! …
I’ll be honest, no one more surprised than me that I’m actually writing this post. After all, opening a stocks and shares ISA has been on my yearly goals for the past two years (2014 goals and 2015 goals) and it’s in the eleventh month of the second year that I finally get round to …
Continuing on with my frugal gift guides, here is one for the special man in your life. Be it father, grandpa, brother, cousin, boyfriend, husband, there’ll be something on this guide for him! Although it’s Black Friday this week, Christmas creeps ever closer. In fact, it’ll be 4 weeks on Friday, which is no time …
Another week has begun, which means another meal plan Monday post! Meal planning really helps us stick to our budget month after month. Am I the only one who loves looking at and reading about what other people buy at the grocery store and what they eat each week? This week I spent just under £40 on …
Today’s post is a guest post by Michael over at Lending Circle – enjoy!    If you’re a subscriber to the monthly figures delivered by the Office for National Statistics, you might well be misled into thinking that these are easy times financially. Inflation numbers have stubbornly remained around zero throughout the year, while wage …
Christmas is just around the corner, and although there’s Black Friday to come, it’s time to start thinking about what gifts you are going to purchase for your loved ones. I love buying presents for other people; taking time to think what they might like, going and buying the items (or shopping online) and then …
Another week has begun, which means I’m continuing with my new series of posts about our weekly meals, as meal planning really helps us stick to our budget month after month. Am I the only one who loves looking at and reading about what other people buy at the grocery store and what they eat each week? I’m really …
This week has been a quiet one for us; Mr FC has been back at work so I’ve spent most of the week at home spending some quality time with DS. He is changing everyday and his personality is beginning to shine through. He is smiling and gurgling now, which makes my heart so full. I cannot …
Some people seem to have a lot of luck making money doing online surveys. Although they don’t pay a great deal – no one ever got mega rich just by completing surveys – they can add a good amount to your income over the year. Most of them you can collect points by completing surveys, …
Christmas is just around the corner and for some people, the strain of finances at this time can be a big burden. Although there are many ways to keep the costs down, Christmas can be an expensive time of year, even for the savviest of shoppers. According to the Business Insider, the average family will …
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