Category Archives: money matters

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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Price checked as promised

Meant to say I checked on the soup lentil pack today, and they are priced at £1.15 which is what I paid a couple of weeks ago. I checked the shelves and the most expensive was £3.25 for red lentils … 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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Seeing Red today

I’m a Taurean right?  The sign of the bull, and we all know what happens when you wave a red flag at a bull………………. This is my good side………. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this, but … Continue reading

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They giveth, and someone else taketh away

You may remember how thrilled pleased we were in this post Well the mail lady brought another gem of despair monetary news to our door (not her fault, she’s lovely) insomuch as a change in interest rate on our meagre … Continue reading

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Just a thought re Big Business

Big Business is suffering in the Coronavirus pandemic, and if my understanding is correct, they too are looking to the Government for grants to tide them over. Big Business is money or maybe money is big business but I am … Continue reading

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