My May Goals – Weekly Update 2

  Earn another £10 Amazon Gift Card by doing surveys on Swagbucks. Yey!! I've achieved this whoop whoop 😀 Earn £100 by selling electronic resources. This is still going ok. I'm at £73 and this has been completely passive as I've not done anything but check what has sold. Pay another £500 off Walt Disney World... Continue Reading →

Reviewing Bakerdays – Letterbox cake

Who doesn't love cake? I for one am extremely partial... it goes with everything from coffee to champagne. Now you can now have cake delivered to your door in a unique packaging system from Bakerdays. They provide a wide range of cakes suitable for birthdays, christenings, celebrations large or small and the best part is,... Continue Reading →

My May Goals – Weekly Update 1

 Well, that first week went quickly! I am now looking forward to the extra long bank holiday weekend! What do you all have planned? Earn another £10 Amazon Gift Card by doing surveys on Swagbucks. I've completed enough surveys to get about half the points I need. I have also completed an offer which should... Continue Reading →

Shop and Save – Tesco Soft Tissues

This week I swapped my popular big name brand tissue to a cheaper store brand - Tesco Soft Tissues. I bought these in the shop for 75p. My normal brand is £2 in store, although I buy in bulk (12 packets) from Amazon for £1 a box. Either way this will be a saving which will add up.... Continue Reading →

Council Tax

I pay my council tax monthly over 10 months of the year. This means that I have a lovely 2 months (February and March) where I don't have to pay. Out of all the bills I pay each month, this is the one that annoys me the most. It's the one bill I have to... Continue Reading →

May 2018

The start of a new month means the start of a new list. I still firmly believe that if I commit my plans to writing I am more driven to achieve them. Is it just me who feels like this? So, plans for May 2018: Earn another £10 Amazon Gift Card by doing surveys on Swagbucks.... Continue Reading →

My April Goals – Weekly Update 4

Wow. Where has April gone? I can't believe how quick the year is passing by. I feel it has been a successful month with regard to my targets. Yey! How have yours gone? 1.Increase monthly mortgage overpayment to £38. Achieved in week 1. 2.Earn £100 by selling electronic resources. Target increased to £250 in week... Continue Reading →

Simple Things & Positivity

In years gone by, a positive weekend would have involved a day out / a take away / big plans. This weekend has not included any of those things but I have had a lovely weekend. Straight after work on Friday I went into the front garden to start cutting back the hedges which were... Continue Reading →

My April Goals – Weekly Update 3

1.Increase monthly mortgage overpayment to £38. Achieved in week 1. 2.Earn £100 by selling electronic resources. Week 2 saw me achieve this target and aim to get another £100 before the end of the month. Wow I am completely amazed that I have now achieved this target also! Currently I'm at £210 and maybe £250... Continue Reading →

Shop and Save – Non-bio washing tablets

This week I swapped my washing tablets from big brand to store brand. I'm always cautious when changing washing products - what if they don't smell nice / fresh / clean? What if there is a reaction? But, it was time to try. When I bought it, I got 2 boxes of 20 tablets for special offer of £5 (normal price... Continue Reading →

Swagbucks

The 30th March marked the start of the Easter Holidays. For me it also signifies the day I joined Swagbucks. It is a website I had heard of for a while but never really investigated. I'm now kicking myself for not exploring earlier. It was easy to register and get going. I have mainly been... Continue Reading →

Starting Small

What could you do today to get started? Before I started my blog I was keen to get started with my savings. To try and feel motivated and a sense of achievement I made this chart. I could then cross off the amounts as I added them to the money pot. To try and get... Continue Reading →

My April Goals – Weekly Update 2

1.Increase monthly mortgage overpayment to £38. Achieved last week. 2.Earn £100 by selling electronic resources. This week has gone well. I haven't made any new resources but total is now £109.60. I have surpassed my target which is a great feeling for being just half way through the month. I wonder if I can now... Continue Reading →

Saving a percentage

When trying to sort out my own budget I read lots of different articles and bits online which all influenced my decisions. One thing I kept seeing was people saving 10, 20, 30% or even more of their monthly income.  As someone who hadn’t previously been in a position to save before, as we were... Continue Reading →

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