Category Archives: budgets

Energy suppliers

A very smart young man called Josh rang our bell today. He was wearing a transparent full face visor which was a nice touch rather than a mask as at least he didn’t look like a bandit. He was very … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt: Tokens #writephoto

Sue Vincent is our host for the Thursday Photo Prompt. This week, her prompt is Tokens: For visually challenged writers, the image shows a feather, an autumn leaf and two bright red berries or beads, left amongst the stones and plants … Continue reading

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Analysis of a phone bill

Things seem to be working now and Hubby has managed to access our account , though there is no way I’m going back into our joint email account today! As mentioned, our phone bill this month is way over budget, … Continue reading

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We went Shopping Today

The plan was to get into town early before the rush, so we left home at 7.45, stopping off for a potty break for Maggie. We arrived at our first shop at 8.20. Plenty of places to park, no queues … Continue reading

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A Budget Post (non governmental)

Warning: Long Post: get yourself a cuppa and some biscuits. Coronavirus: Poorest forced to borrow more to get through crisis The above headline caught my eye this morning (link) and although it doesn’t actually say how many people were included in … Continue reading

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According to whom? A reblog

Originally posted on pensitivity101:
Inflation is down to 1.9% according to the media today. When I’d finished spluttering into my cuppa, I had to laugh. Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) dropped to 1.9 per cent in…

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Household Budgets

Hubby was listening to something on the internet about budgets yesterday and how to adapt when income has diminished to make ends meet. As we walked Maggie for the final time last night, we agreed that although we are on … Continue reading

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Tight fisted

It’s started, the pull back. Well, our caring government have to recover ‘their generosity’ somehow, and how’s that? Higher taxes, austerity measures, pension and wage freezes, and no doubt more red tape and hoops as they claw back funds from … Continue reading

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Misleading title

I saw a headline yesterday saying that due to the Coronavirus, household utility bills could rise by £32 per month  (source) That sent panic alarms, buttons, palpitations and heaven knows what else through my head as our utility bill for … Continue reading

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Fourteen pounds on your weekly food bill

Apparently this is the figure the experts have come up with according to my neighbour who was watching TV (we don’t have one). To be honest, I can believe that on a family shop. Regular readers will know I’m a … Continue reading

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