Healthy and Inexpensive Breakfast Ideas: Homemade Granola

Healthy and Expensive Breakfast Ideas Homemade Granola

It’s no secret that we like to keep our grocery bill low. To make this happen, we make a shopping list, buy in bulk and shop around for best deals. We also cook from scratch – everything we eat is homemade. We don’t buy ready meals as they are often expensive. I am also suspicious of the ingredients that are being added to them and, since we try to eat as healthily as possible, eating prepacked meals is not an option for us. Cooking from scratch is by far the most effective way to save money on food shopping. As […]

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How I Keep Fit and Healthy on a Budget

How I Keep Fit and Healthy on a Budget

I like keeping active and working out. I always have. Before I got pregnant, I was watching my weight and going for a run almost every evening after work. When I found out I was pregnant, I stopped running. I knew I could carry on – a lot of pregnant women do – but I decided it would be better to postpone working out until after pregnancy. You know, just to be on the safe side. I signed up for pregnancy yoga classes held at my local library when I was in my last trimester. I heard a lot of positive […]

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Saturday Special #1: Life Lately

Saturday Special Life Lately

Welcome to my first edition of Saturday Special blog posts! The idea behind these posts is to have a quick overview of my spending halfway through the month to ensure I am not overspending, check how I am doing with my monthly goals, talk about blog news and share some of the best personal finance articles around the web. I plan to publish these blog posts once a month on a Saturday. SPENDING OVERVIEW My spending was a bit excessive in the first quarter of the year. This is the main reason I decided to start tracking it again. I shared our family budget […]

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It’s a Boy!

Motherhood

Hi there! It has been a while. Let me start by sharing my big news. In November 2015, my partner and I welcomed a baby boy, and we are over the moon and so in love with him! Motherhood is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me! 🙂 My maternity leave started in September last year, and I thought I would be bored at home being heavily pregnant. Bored? I was so wrong! I was spending my days trying to get everything organised just in time for my son’s arrival and had what seemed like a neverending list […]

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I Love…

Taormina, Sicily

This post was inspired by this amazing article “What Are You Going to Do When You Retire?” written by one of my favourite PF bloggers. I took a few minutes out of my busy day to dream… Back in August last year I wrote a post “Are You Living the Life of Your Dreams?” where I confessed that my life at the time was quite far from the life I would want to lead. At that time, I was deep in debt. Fast forward 8 months, I am still in debt but my debt load is not as excruciating as […]

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My New Home in the Heart of London

London

If you read my March Debt Repayment Update or my March Spending Report, you will know that I have recently moved into a new house. I have never disclosed my whereabouts in London on my blog before, but this is all about to change. Up until recently, I was an East End girl. I rented my first London flat near Canary Wharf in Docklands a couple of years ago. I loved living within a 5-minute walk to Canary Wharf, the hustle and bustle that it is 5 days a week. Modern architecture fascinates me so it was an ideal place […]

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