August 2017 Accounts

Hi everybody. August was a good month financially. But let’s see just how good it was (dun dun dun) MONEY IN Wages £1008.05 Tax Rebate £182.20 Ebay Sales £35.13 Selling books £19.03 TOTAL MONEY IN = £1244.41 MONEY OUT Bills £835.32 Expenses post July pay day £48.02 Expenses pre August pay day £155.40 TOTAL MONEY OUT = £1038.74 MONEY IN – MONEY OUT = £205.67 […]

Financial Review of Week 34

Howdy everybody. Week 34 involved payday, so that meant we could buy food again without doing any ‘creative accounting’. FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Vitamins, Stock Powder and Dried Figs £15.27 Rice, Naan, Poppadoms and Wraps £7.68 Meat for the boy, Frozen peppers and onions £10.29 Listerine, Toothpaste, Dental Floss £10.95 Milk, Sweet Potatoes, Chocolate Chips, Cucumber, Baking Potatoes, Bananas, […]


Hi everyone, Let’s get to it. FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Mayonaise, Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Burger Buns £3.55 Paracetamol x 2, Hay Fever Tablets, Gum £2.16 Milk, Mushy Peas x 2, Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Paprika, Sweet Potato, Potatoes, Cucumber £9.63 Orange Juice, Milk, Bread £2.59 TOTAL = £17.93 DISPOSABLE/DISCRETIONARY SPENDING Travel (Day to Day) Bus Tickets x 6 = £7 Health […]

I did my taxes last week, and it was chaotic

I did my self assessment taxes last weekend. This is where I declared all the money I had earned in the 2016-17 tax year through doing self employed contract work at an Arts company, and also all the money I had earned through my market research and ‘money making scams’ as the boy calls them. […]

Financial Review of Week 32

Hello everyone. Delayed due to internet issues, here is the financial review of the week previous to this one (7th – 13th August) FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Orange Juice, Twirl Bars, Cucumber £2.35 Danish Pastries, Frozen Broccoli, Milk, Celery, Courgette, Bananas, Leeks, Cereal Bars, Carrots, Bread, Pasta Sauce £10.44 Chicken Tikka, Steak Pies, Frozen Peppers £6.29 TOTAL SPENDS […]


So you have just read about how I wasted my money in the whole of the month of July, but how did I do this week? Let’s take a stroll through my spending. FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Milk and ‘healthy’ crisps £2.49 Mouthwash £3.99 Cucumber, Celery, Courgette, Chocolate, Cereal Bars, Ice Cream, Sausages, Tomatoes, Bread Rolls £9.34 Takeaway […]

I have applied for another credit card, but wait, hear me out…

If you haven’t signed up for the Money Saving Expert newsletter then you are an idiot  I greatly recommend doing so. In today’s email they mentioned all the best ‘Free Cash’ offers for doing things you were going to do anyway. Including a Marks and Spencers 25 month 0% purchase card, which if you spend £100 […]

Financial Review of Week (Checks Calendar) 29

HI EVERYBODY We are nearing payday, which is always exciting, but lesser so in this case because my wages this month will be severely hindered due to my month of madness (sick leave). This means the money is running out. And there is no way around it, if the definition of a No Spend Year […]


Hi guys, We are now halfway through the year, scary times at Ridgemont High! So although I tend to assess my spending mainly across a tax year, I have also been keeping track of my spending across a more standard January – December 2017 year because why have one spreadsheet when you can have two! […]