October 2017

31 posts

October seems to have whizzed by in a flash. I’m not entirely sure where the month went?! It also has been a much more spend-y month for us, which is frustrating. Mostly things that were necessary (hello car tax) but even so. After the success of September, it’s slightly bitter sweet!   We had a …
Dating can be an expensive affair, with meals out and drinks on the tab. Even when you’ve been married as long as Mr FC and I (5 years and counting 😉 ) it’s still nice to do things as a couple. But, when you’re on a money saving mission and on a budget, finding date …
Happy Sunday! We’re currently at my Grandpa’s house as we have been here overnight. Yesterday we had a party to celebrate his 90th birthday. It was lovely to see some family members and to celebrate such a milestone!   Apart from the weekend, it’s been another quiet week for us. I’ve actually been off work …
I wrote this about two weeks ago, but I thought I’d share it again due to it starting in November. The reverse advent food bank challenge is being run by the UK money bloggers, and it’s to help many food banks at a time at crisis. Please have a look at my previous post, and …
I remember having my eyes tested when I was 16 and being told I would need glasses to read the board at school. I’ll admit, part of me was a tiny bit gutted. I didn’t want to wear glasses! But, once I had them, I could see that they were actually a big help when …
There is a lot in the media at the moment about simplifying your lifestyle, decluttering and minimalism. I think it’s an attempt to make the chaos of everyday life seem more manageable, though it has seemed to be more of a buzz word as of late.   But, what is simple living?   Simple living, …
If you read a few personal finance blogs in the UK, chances are at some point they will mention matched betting as a way of making money. Some of the UK money bloggers have made a LOT of money by doing matched betting. I’m talking 10s of 1000s!   So, why don’t I do it? …
I recently wrote a post about personal finance books you should read, and The Millionaire Next Door was on there. It was one of the first personal finance based books I ever read, and I really enjoyed it. It is based on years of research into the lives of millionaires, and is not a book …
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I’m now 30 weeks pregnant! As the time is flying by, it means we need to get ready for our second child’s arrival. It might seem like ages away, but in reality it isn’t. Factoring in the holidays as well means that we need to get organised!   …
Hello Sunday! This week seems to have gone by so quickly, though I feel like I’m always saying that at the moment! I feel like I’m getting sightly more on top of things, which is good. I hate feeling overwhelmed by all the things I feel like I have to get done or accomplish before …
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