Category Archives: money matters

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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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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Council Budgets: my thoughts

Having just spoken with our completely shattered postman, I can save our council hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds in postage alone, not to mention additional costs for suitable footwear. Excluding temporary accommodation and holiday caravans, there are over 55,000 … Continue reading

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Headline grabber: 18 Jan 2020

I’ve just seen this on Yahoo (link) Apart from the Andrex toilet rolls (I paid £3.75 for 9 in Tesco this month and they are actually the same price in Lidl at the moment) and Weetabix which was over £2 … Continue reading

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Getting smart meters: Update

Well we had our first full bill on the new tariff and smart meters today. You may remember this post and my follow up Our little gizmo is similar to the one in the centre and lives in the kitchen … Continue reading

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2019 Budget compared to actual expenditure

Being a number cruncher it will come as no surprise that I also wear the hat of Money Manager, and as such, prepare a budget for us every year. As things work out, I am usually a year in advance, … Continue reading

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Headline Grabber

Once in a while something in the headlines catches my eye which generates an opinion bordering on a rant. First of all,  let me remind you of this from a couple of months ago: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/good-news-and-bad-news/ It’s worth a read because … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News

For the past eight weeks, we have been waiting for The Brown Envelope to hit the mat sealing Hubby’s fate following his assessment a couple of months ago. In truth, we received a letter a fortnight or so ago saying … Continue reading

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Cutting a new cloth

Hubby read this post this morning and knew I would immediately want to follow it up. We are always looking for ways to save money, and the first port of call is to see where your money actually goes. Keeping … Continue reading

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