June 2018

It doesn't seem two minutes until I posted my last goals at the beginning of May. Nearly half way through the year... nearly half way till Christmas - whoop whop!   So, plans for June 2018: Complete at least one Swagbucks survey every day. Sort another set of books and post off to Ziffit if accepted. Earn £100... 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 update

1.Increase monthly mortgage overpayment to £38. I set this up via NatWest Mortgage Online and have received text confirmation that this is now in place. 2.Earn £100 by selling electronic resources. This seems slow at the moment but currently standing at £32.63 so this is nearly a third of the way there. As this is... Continue Reading →

Saving, but still enjoying life

My main aim of this blog is to focus on saving money and bringing down the mortgage... but what's the point of saving everything if you aren't going to live life and enjoy yourself? Each month both hubby and I have a set amount in our accounts, this can be used to fund hobbies and... Continue Reading →

Kon Mari

About 18 months ago I heard about something called 'The life changing magic of tidying up' by Marie Kondo and I bought the book. I've never been one for buying books about tidying but something about this one struck a cord and I was hooked. I am now a follower of various Facebook groups linked... Continue Reading →

Cancelling Subscriptions

After cancelling my subscription to Sky and realising this would be an additional £28 a month or £336 a year which I could use towards my mortgage I thought it would be a good time to check other payments I have coming out of my Billing Account. One that caught my eye was a recurring... Continue Reading →

Sky TV

I have a love / hate relationship with Sky TV. I love all the choice in channels. I hate how long it takes to decide what to watch. I love that it has box sets. I hate that the app doesn't remember where you are up to. I love that I can record. I hate... Continue Reading →


One of my aims for April was to pay off £38 from my mortgage. I have this set up as a new 'regular mortgage overpayment' through Natwest and it will be collected at the same time as my normal payment. But, I was thinking... many of you might be thinking "Why £38?". I admit, this does seem like an... Continue Reading →

April 2018

Happy Easter! Today is the start of a new month. The day where I make my plans for the month ahead and set them down on paper. I find that by committing something to paper makes it more likely to be achieved. So, plans for April 2018: Increase monthly mortgage overpayment to £38. Earn £100... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me on 'My Money Mission 2018'. I have been thinking about starting this blog for a while to document our progress on reducing our spending and increasing our mortgage payments in 2018. Currently our mortgage is due to be paid off the month we turn 65. I am not, and will not,... Continue Reading →

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