Changes Afoot

Well, who’d have thought it? I got the job! After a very nerve-wracking day of interviews and written tasks and tours, I got a call to say the job is mine! I start in September, so I get to enjoy the rest of the summer without job hunting, safe in the knowledge...

A little setback

Recently I have been working on my plan to enable my husband to cut back his hours at work. He hates his job and it’s really stressful. His blood pressure has been higher than it should be lately, and he is preoccupied and irritable during the week. Before I had...

Mortgage Update: Quarter 2 2018

The Plan We are planning to overpay our mortgage by £4000 this year by allocating £350 each month to it for the first ten months. Towards the end of the year we have a lot of car expenses, as well as Christmas to pay for, so we probably won’t contribute anything...
101 Things in 1001 Days

101 Things in 1001 Days

Living for today A big part of planning our finances is being able to afford more freedom in the future, but that’s going to take us a long time. It’s important not to put off everything fun and good about our lives until some imaginary date in the future, when...

Clearing out clutter, bringing in cash

Lately I’ve been trying to think of ways to bring some extra money into the house. If we are ever going to pay our mortgage by 2025 and put some money away for early retirement, then being frugal and saving as much as we can isn’t going to be enough. There’s only so...