It’s been a month since I launched The Twenty Percent Challenge. I admitted I was terrible at saving money and made a plan to change this. To keep myself accountable, I also promised to give monthly updates. To put these updates in context, and hopefully make them more interesting to read, I’ll use them to […]
I was watching Martin Lewis’ Extreme Savers the other day. Watching people forage in the wild for herbs and berries made me realise something… I’m terrible at saving money.
I can’t believe we’re over halfway through February. This year is simultaneously going incredibly fast and incredibly slowly. It’s been a while since I gave a more personal update, so here is one on my lockdown spending and work. Given the Covid-19 situation, I’m aware I’m very lucky with my current situation. But, I also […]
Christmas can be expensive. Often we end up spending more than we intend on things we don’t usually need. As it’s December, I thought I’d offer some top Christmas money saving tips, to help you plan for the festive season.
A key feature of many of my blog posts is financial education. A lot of people’s interest in personal finance starts from making mistakes. Many want to stop others making the same mistakes they did and pass on the knowledge they have learnt to others. I’m sure lots of you have financial tips for your younger self you wish you’d benefitted from.
Money is such a taboo topic for most people, but it shouldn’t be. In order to practice what I preach and be more transparent myself, I have kept a spending diary for the past week. Here I have detailed every purchase I have made, along with some explanations and (hopefully) useful commentary. This is my September spending diary.
The government has doubled down on its ‘rule of 6’ approach to social distancing. As this phrase looks set to dominate this Autumn, I decided to apply it to your finances too. This post will detail my ‘rule of 6’ – 6 easy to follow rules to help you save more money this Autumn.
One of the most common topics I get asked about on this blog is home ownership and tips for buying a house. For a first time home buyer the process can be very daunting but this rarely deters people. Therefore, I’ve decided to run a series of posts on buying your first home and the […]
I’ve long held the controversial opinion that you learn more about the world and society from fiction than non-fiction. The same is true for TV and film. This means you can learn key money lessons from Netflix. While watching Netflix, I started thinking about what I could learn from some of the series I’ve watched. […]
Pets can bring so much joy to everyone’s lives and can make a home feel complete. However, they do come at a cost. Therefore, like all financial decisions, they need to be carefully considered and planned for before they arrive. This post will tell you how to provide for your pets. From food to vet […]