Category Archives: Money

People throwing money away

Phillip Hammond has announced a consultation on “Cash and digital payments in the new economy.”  The call for evidence (linked above) is quite short but this bit (bottom of page 10 and top of page 11) left me more than … Continue reading

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2018 – the year of growth

Last year was a decent year on some levels from a personal perspective but with the depressing political situations at both home and abroad I’ve struggled to find positive things to blog about and sadly I didn’t get nearly as … Continue reading

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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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