Uber frugal month challenge

Back in July, I took the Uber frugal month challenge with the Frugalwoods. There is always more to learn about saving and I managed to cut my budget even further. Start with why To set yourself up for the challenge and to make it through those tough moments when you want THAT takeaway coffee, itContinue reading “Uber frugal month challenge”

Freedom = Security

“Happiness has many roots, but none more important than security”. E.R. Stettinius, Jr.  Back in the day I used to think that my idea of hell would be a stable job, secure home in the suburbs and sensible rubber boots. I wanted to be free damn it. Now…it seems almost the opposite for I’ve realisedContinue reading “Freedom = Security”

Frugal Freedom

“Joy is not a “done” to-do list; rather, it’s the ability to appreciate and savour the simplicity of each day’s routine. To not feel that you need a vacation from your life. To know that you’re living as close to your ideal as possible, every single day.”― Elizabeth Willard Thames: Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving FinancialContinue reading “Frugal Freedom”

Words to live by

There is no shortage of inspirational quotes in our world; avalanches of them online, on fridge magnets and in books. Occasionally I stumble across one that gives me a moment of illumination, some comfort or a reframe of hope in this crazy old world in which we live… “Don’t focus on your competition, focus onContinue reading “Words to live by”

A Little Something-Something

I got a little somethin’ for ya. (I got a little somethin’ for you. Na na na na na na na na na! MN8—I’ve Got a Little Something For You I think we can all agree that something is better than nothing (and I’ll give you just three guesses to figure out just what itContinue reading “A Little Something-Something”

Vetty’s Book Club-Money edition

I’ve been a bit of a bibliomaniac lately and have been sharing the books I’m enjoying on the socials with Vetty’s Book Club. Here are a few tomes on money I’ve enjoyed… Your Money or your life by Vicki Robins. Non-Fiction: Money. Library audiobook. Finished 12.11.19. Key Takeaway: “You want more money as an expressionContinue reading “Vetty’s Book Club-Money edition”

No shame and no blame

We waste so much time lamenting things we wish we didn’t do or say or wear or buy. This is unhelpful and floods your body with negative ninny neurones (it’s science). When I was giving up the booze, I felt attacked by my thoughts and hazy memories of shame and blame. Idiot! Why? Why me?Continue reading “No shame and no blame”

Frugal Friday Frenzy

I’ve been inspired by the FIRE Movement to save more money so I’ve been sharing some money saving tips each week with a Frugal Friday Five. Here’s the monthly round-up of them!

This Girl is on Fire Part 2

Since discovering the F.I.R.E. (Financial-Independence-Retire-Early) movement, I’ve been motivated to see how I can earn more money, spend less of it and invest the gap. This has been a fun challenge for me and I’ve enjoyed being a joyful frugalista and am inspired by the community in particular THE Joyful Frugalista, Mr Money Mustache, VickiContinue reading “This Girl is on Fire Part 2”

This girl is on FIRE!

“Everybody uses the FIRE acronym (Financial-Independence-Retire-Early) because it is catchy and “Early Retirement” sounds desirable. But for most people who get there, Financial Independence does not mean the end of your working career. Instead it means, “Complete freedom to be the best, most powerful, energetic, happiest and most generous version of You that you can possibly be.”Does thisContinue reading “This girl is on FIRE!”