Category Archives: budgets

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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I have a question

This might be considered a provocative question, but it’s been triggered by a comment I made on another blog and I’ve been thinking about it all afternoon. You can laugh if you like (I don’t mind), but with the shortage … Continue reading

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What happens afterwards?

The news is full of the Government helping pay wages to those unable to work due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. If I understand correctly, they intend to pay 80% of salaries up to £2,500 per month. The Self Employed … Continue reading

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Nothing but the money

Listening to the news this morning, seven more have died in Wales, taking their total deaths to 12. Deaths in the UK currently stand at 240 with 5018 confirmed cases so far. The less alarmist figure is that those 5018 … Continue reading

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