Tag Archives: money matters

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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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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The First Readings are In

OK then. It’s a week since Mr Smart Man installed our new meters, so today was the first week’s readings to check that things weren’t going mad and our usage was being read correctly. The electricity is spot on at … 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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Positive Day 26 April

On this day 28 years ago, my business with Ex Partner was finally concluded and all debts against the house were settled. It had been a trying 2 years, and I’d chosen a useless solicitor to act for me whose … Continue reading

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I am SOOOOOO out of touch

Hubby and I are ticking along quite nicely thank you. All of our expenditure is budgeted for and we meet the bills, keep warm, are well fed and get by, and for that I am grateful. Time for a rant. … Continue reading

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The Power Company giveth , and the Vet Taketh away.

Swings and roundabouts, ups and downs, income and outgoings. Hubby and I are destined never to be rich, but things do have a way of balancing out. I had yet another email from the energy company today which had me … Continue reading

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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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Debt Spiral, yours or not?

As I sit here with the TV on, watching the adverts interspersed with an occasional programme, I am amazed at how the viewer is being bombarded with credit card applications, quick fix loans, and a variety of funeral plans. Personally, … Continue reading

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