Financial Review of Weeks 13, 14, 15, 16 (I’m sorry for the delay)

Here’s the thing about working 7 days a week. Even when the 6th and 7th days of working total just 8 hours you find you lack the time to get everything done. My Blog has taken the hit. I will proceed with the financial reviews: FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING Pizza, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Cookies, Bread, […]

This Wonderful World of Purchase Power: Financial Review of Week 8/52 2018

Ahem. I spent more on Thursday and Friday on personal spends then I have in some months. In fact it is very easy to say I spent more this week than I have in some months. It was all stuff that I needed, and also included The Boy’s birthday present, but the thing was I […]

I just bought a £128.23 Amazon order for £4.27

Hi everyone. Like some sort of money saving squirrel I have been storing my voucher ‘acorns’ for the winter. And today I decided to get started on my Christmas shopping and bought 10 of the Christmas budget presents (this includes some December and January birthdays). I used the Amazon vouchers I had earned through doing […]

Eventually is where I got

Had a half day at work today. I celebrated having extra time at home by doing something extremely exciting and dangerous. I did a complete food cupboard inventory. Whaddaya mean that’s not dangerous? A tin could have fell off the shelf and hit my foot! As mentioned before I have food hoarding tendencies. There are […]

How to save money on your shopping

Ever heard of extreme couponing? It’s the act of collecting and stockpiling enough coupons that you can get something ridiculous like £1000 worth of groceries for 6p, or even free. There is a hit US TV series of the same name which will help give you the gist of what it entails. I am nowhere […]

Once again I am saved by my stockpile

So this morning I was about to make breakfast when I realised we only had a small amount of bread left, which I would have to leave for my boyfriend as he would kick off if he had to have anything other than a sandwich for lunch. Luckily I remembered that I often secrete leftover […]

My old friend Mr Anxiety strikes again

Today involved a fair bit of spending-all from the approved categories. £1.10 for Milk (Work Expense), £3.90 Train fare to friends house (Travel Day to Day) and a £2 donation to my Boss’s maternity leave present (Gifts). The reason why I was travelling to my friend’s house is because she is the Vice Captain of the girls […]

I am doing better than the national average person

Hi everyone, I have been awake for about 45 minutes and in that time I have learned something of value to a person in my situation. According to a new report by the TUC, full details of which can be found here the average household unsecured debt in the UK is £12,887. So my debt of £5996.12 isn’t […]

The pleasures and sorrows of over buying (and NSD #2)

My name is Flo and I’m an over buyer. The world is made up of under buyers, over buyers and probably a huge amount of sane normal people who buy as and when they need something. Lucky gits. I am someone who buys multiples of everything. Does a shirt I like come in three different […]

Better and Worse

On January 1st 2015 I bought a five year diary. Here is what I wrote 2 years ago today: “Somehow I have become a financial hell hole again. I don’t know how I do it.” Hmm, somehow I still hadn’t grasped the concept of spend more than you earn = bad times. Or to put […]