Saturday, 23 June 2018

Understand How to Save Money Before You Regret it

"Twine-namic Duos" is introduced by Twine. Shareef and Symone made a yearly cash challenge. Consistently they spare cash in interims of five, beginning at $5 the principal week, $10 the second week, and proceeding consistently. This encourages them to spare cash in a joint financial balance to accomplish shared objectives.

Symone: I'll let you answer that since you really …

Shareef: What we — what one of the most intelligent things we did, we've finished with our cash was — along these lines, each year, we began a convention where we complete a cash challenge. So consistently — once every week, we would put a specific measure of cash into the bank.

Symone: In interims of five.

Shareef: Into a bank, in interims of five. So it goes, week one is $5, week two is $10, and the objective is to make it to the finish of the year. What's more, we utilized that all things considered to begin a joint financial balance.

Symone: The greatest test I've had is no additional spending. I'm progressively the "Goodness, I like this, I need to get this." And he's a greater amount of the, "Well what amount is it? No, I'm not purchasing that. I'll go to another store, or just won't get it by any means." So his ways have been rubbing off on me, since he's always revealing to me like, we have to like, constantly spare significantly more. What's more, I've decreased, I think, however …

Shareef: She's attempting.

Symone: Keyword: attempting.

Shareef: I can state that she's attempting to ... That is to say, I'm entirely parsimonious with my cash, so as, I don't care to burn through cash on specific things that I believe are not justified, despite any potential benefits. In this way, that is me. My greatest thing with cash isn't letting her take all my cash. That is true — 'cause my cash goes — I don't burn through cash on myself, truly, so a lot of times when I do burn through cash, it's something for her. No doubt about it.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

I'm back here again

A good while back I decided to self host. And it was lovely. But I'm now making major cut backs so decided to go back to my blogger site and blog to keep myself in check.

So here is my deal. My husband and I both work full-time now. But from home. So we have no childcare to worry about. However this makes time a big issue. And we need to find ways to make the most of our time.

We're also now trying to get back on track with money. We want to enjoy life without worrying about debt. So yeah. It's all a bit crazy.

Monday, 15 February 2016

A quick morning post

Things have got stressful. I've been hit with a number of challenges, the primary being a good friend being sentenced to a significant time in prison. It came as a complete shock as she didn't tell me it was happening, nor did I ever suspect she was capable of commiting a crime.

I've not been sleeping well and as a result my mind isn't in a great place. It's difficult to know how to cope with something like this, I've been essentially throwing myself into work and basic living.

So, I hope to get back on top of things sooner rather than later.  I'm looking into revamping the blog look and feel, as well as writing my new guide to starting out.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

This week in a blog post

Well it's been a week of highs and lows. Sadly hubby was laid off this week with only a one month severance package. This will take us to the end of March though which is better than we planned for.
He has been to an employment agency that specializes in schools and had a positive experience with them so we hope he will be starting a new career very soon.
I went school hunting on Thursday and found an adorable church school with small class sizes and polite children. I applied for the boys to move at the end of this month.
We also invested in our stockpile by way of Approved Food, stocking up on over £380 worth of product at a cost of less than £100. This has set us up well for some potentially tough months.
I started the week stressed and unwell, I'm ending it confident and getting better. I'm sat this morning relaxing in my tidy living room enjoying a coffee before breakfast. Life is what you make it, and despite me being thrown a number of challenges, I'm going to get back up and be amazing!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

A treat from The Treat Kitchen

Please note this is not a sponsored post. I genuinely adore The Treat Kitchen and wanted to share this lovely local business with you.

We are big fans of giving the boys an allowance. They receive 50p for every year of their age. They spend this money however they choose, but they also understand that they don't receive other treats outside of birthdays or Christmas. We also fine bad behaviour!

This weekend we took them to The Treat Kitchen. The eldest purchased two bags of their Radioactive Sours at £1.95 per bag. THEY WERE SOUR! I couldn't manage even one of them. Eldest loved them, however, and they last ages as he can only cope with one at a time.

The Youngest had a bag of Dolly Mixtures also £1.95. They were good! Really nice flavour. He loved them (and so did I!)

I had some chocolates! I bought four packs for £10. They were all delicious.

My favourite treat was these:

I love mojitos and these chocolates did not disappoint! I ate all six in one sitting.  Ooops.

Treat Kitchen offers free shipping on orders over £40. Alternatively in you live in the East Midlands you could pop into one of their three fantastic stores.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

This week for less

  1. As it gets colder duvet days on the sofa drinking hot chocolate are in order.
  2. Meal plan your pantry - no-one likes facing a trip to the store in the cold.
  3. Put nightwear over the radiators for cosy sleeping
  4. Read stories to the children in their beds
  5. Listen to your favourite music and eat chocolates
  6. Have plenty of early nights
  7. Bake a loaf of bread for Saturday brunch
  8. Cuddle with your family. Lots!

Aldi Super 6

Well we're back to root vegetables in Aldi's Super 6, however this week the prices are higher and vary per product:

  • Baking potatoes - 49p per pack
  • Lemons - 59p per pack
  • Swede - 59p each
  • Red onions - 59p per pack
  • Parsnips - 59p per pack
  • Chantenay carrots - 59p per pack
I imagine we will purchase at least one of each.  The potatoes will be great with some blue cheese and maybe a home-made chilli jam, red onions are brilliant in a variety of dishes, carrots, swede and parsnips will be good for roast dinners and stews, and lemons to make home-made lemonade, as well as adding to risottos and pasta dishes.

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