Category Archives: money matters

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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On the Ball

No, this is nothing to do with a TV footie programme. DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency) are on the ball and paperwork regarding cars old and new are flying through the mail. Yesterday I got my new owners registration … Continue reading

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The Curious Case Of … How Good Are You With Your Money, Money, Money?!!

We have Rory aka A Guy Called Bloke to thank for this series. The Curious Case Of … How Good Are You With Your Money, Money, Money?!! Rory’s intro: As l explained in the introduction to this new mini-series – The … Continue reading

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Shopping on a budget

Hubby picked up on a headline today about a savvy mum spending £10 on food for the week in comparison to the government’s ‘£30 food parcel’ which probably only cost just over a fiver. I couldn’t find that one, but … Continue reading

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Lockdown savings

There was a rather interesting headline on Yahoo today, and you know me, anything to save a few bob (source) Woman who saved £10,000 during first two lockdowns shares her tips for stashing the cash My five eggs worth says … Continue reading

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Energy suppliers

A very smart young man called Josh rang our bell today. He was wearing a transparent full face visor which was a nice touch rather than a mask as at least he didn’t look like a bandit. He was very … Continue reading

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Just a thought : 28th August

Money matters and insurance renewal actually. Our buildings and contents insurance is due next month, so when the renewal notice hit the mat this afternoon, I wasn’t surprised. My budget is 10% extra on the previous year’s premium, rounded up … Continue reading

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