Category Archives: budgets

Life begins at Forty

thousand pounds a year it seems. Hubby drew my attention to this (source) Then he played around a bit with a site called minimumincome.org.uk  which confirmed that our joint income does not allow us to have a decent standard of living. … Continue reading

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Interesting times……….

I’m having a touch of deja vu, having received a letter from my building society on Friday informing me that the pittance interest rate on my savings account is being reduced to 0.50%  as from June 1st. Hang on, we’re … Continue reading

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Insurance renewal

One of the necessities I’m afraid, and my topic relates to car insurance. Hubby is the current policy holder with me as a named driver. Purely by accident (pun, not an actual event), we discovered that personal No Claims Bonus … Continue reading

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Pass the smelling salts please…………..

Maggie had an appointment with the vet today. We booked in with Steve to give her continuity as he was the one who initially sorted out her gum growth and has seen her more often than anyone else when we’ve … Continue reading

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The Cost of The Beast from the East on your shop

Our supermarket deliveries are more or less back to normal and as expected, additional costs have been incurred due to the recent bad weather. According to the ONS (source) inflation in the UK for January stood at 2.17%. Looking at … Continue reading

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More than a Jot!

Warning: This was originally an idea for the Just Jot Jan challenge, but as it’s not actually a jot,  grab a coffee and biscuits and I’ll work on something else for tomorrow. Hubby and I were listening to the debate … Continue reading

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Dig Deep

It’s Christmas and the same adverts are running as they were last year……and the year before for that matter…… £3 a month for this, £2 a month for that, £19 for something else. Shortly after we’d moved into the bungalow … Continue reading

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