Category Archives: Money

Money leaks – £360/person/year

Interesting article from GoCompare on money leaks and how they average out to £360 per person per year on the UK. The UK wastes a whopping £17.6bn a year by letting money leach away on takeaways, snacks, coffees, ready meals and items … Continue reading

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March spend

March was the month I took my eye off the ball spend-wise.  On the plus side my spending patterns are consistent, on the minus side a busy month meant I relied far too much on purchasing breakfast and lunch on … Continue reading

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January and February spend

Following my January spend analysis last month I’ve done a bit of restructuring so I can track areas which need addressing.  I’m still concentrating on clearing a couple of loans this year if possible so much of my surplus is … Continue reading

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January spend

This month’s spend profile is pretty much where I expected it to be – which is not exactly frugal! 43% of my spend goes on household costs, travel, food and groceries and entertainment each take approximately the same amount. Around … Continue reading

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Food audit and menu planning

I seem, post Christmas, to have a bit of an overabundance of food – mostly fresh – and a well stocked freezer.  The aim for January is: to have as many no spend days as possible take lunch to work … Continue reading

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New year, new plans!

An inauspicious start to the year – 3 days on the couch with the cold from hell – has at least given me thinking time for what I want to achieve in 2016. And it’s all about health, consumption (or … Continue reading

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Monthly food/grocery shopping budget

I confess to not being at all frugal in my food and household budgeting for the last few years. I think my budget has been running around £300 month (food and groceries for one person plus supplies for 2 cats). … Continue reading

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