Category Archives: money matters

Scam Alert: Government Grant

I received a text message yesterday from Gov-UK saying I was entitled to a £400 energy discount grant and to apply, go to a listed link. The majority of households in the UK are all entitled to this grant as … Continue reading

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It’s not just prices that are rising

So is our anger. Yet there is nothing we can do except what everyone else is, and manage the best we can. Being on a limited and fixed income has been our way of life for years. Neither of us … Continue reading

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So out of touch…….

Prices are rocketing across the board and it is hard to find bargains as families feel the squeeze on already overstretched budgets. Energy, fuel, taxation and high inflation is biting hard and some A**hole in government said that people should … Continue reading

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Meters of fear

A few years ago I did a post on smart meters and how we didn’t want one. However, in order to get a cheap fixed tariff on our energy bills when our previous tariff expired, they were a condition. As … Continue reading

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Today is Thursday 27th January

The sun is shining, it’s really pleasant outside and Hubby is digging the garden. My plans are to get the card kit out and make some Hello cards later. Lunch is sussed, rice and my sweet ginger and pineapple sauce. … Continue reading

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Headline Catcher : 23rd January

Readers familiar with my blog know we live on a tight budget and I am Queen of the Spreadsheets. I have one for the accounts, one for the house, one for food, one for the car, one for utilities………. you … Continue reading

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Do you have a Christmas Budget?

With December just around the corner, the media headlines are full of Christmas, from gifts to food to toys and budgets. Some families are no doubt anxious and worried about the holidays and seeing to it that their kids don’t … Continue reading

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Deja Vu anyone?

Hubby woke up with toothache this morning, nothing too dramatic, just a nuisance so he wanted to get it looked at before it became a major issue. We changed dental surgeries less than a year ago as our existing surgery … Continue reading

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Energy in your pocket: Just a thought

According to Ofgem, the UK average dual fuel bill is £1,131 a year, that’s £94.35 a month, which equates to nearly 4% of the average UK household budget. If you live alone or there’s only two of you in a … Continue reading

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Tuesday Rant

I wish I’d stayed in bed. This should have happened yesterday and I could have joined in with Paula’s Monday Peeve. Following Hubby’s trip to A&E over the weekend, he tried to ring the doctor’s surgery this morning, knowing our … Continue reading

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