Monthly Budget Results – December 2017

I’m not actually sure anyone is still interested in seeing this (seeing as it’s already January 4th and it’s not super exciting), so I’m going to make it short and sweet. Christmas in Rome did a number on me, but luckily my very generous parents also gifted me close to $500, which is shown in my net worth numbers below. DECEMBER BUDGET RESULTS So it … Continue reading Monthly Budget Results – December 2017

Paying off my first loan in four months!

WEEEEEE It already feels like Christmas…but once a few withdrawals from my matched betting accounts go through hit my account, I am wiping out my smaller loan completely, and then I can partyyyy (snakejuice style). I have never been so excited to pay down debt – seriously I cannot WAIT for these to go through. THE DETAILS The balance is £1375 and it is the … Continue reading Paying off my first loan in four months!

Monthly Budget Results – November 2017

November was a really great month for me financially, and I think I owe that to my No Spend November challenge. At times, it was so so difficult to restrain myself, but it also opened my eyes to how often I ‘treat’ myself to a coffee or a treat because I’ve had a bad day or stressful minute. (A quick apology for being so late … Continue reading Monthly Budget Results – November 2017

3 tactics for resisting peer pressure spending

Kick them in the shins and run. (kidding pls don’t do that) Let me just start by saying…. This. Makes. Me. Angry. I understand that a large portion of the world doesn’t care about their finances. That’s fine. It’s stupid, but it’s fine. I can’t control them (yet) and can’t stop them from making terrible financial decisions just to appease their peers or create some … Continue reading 3 tactics for resisting peer pressure spending

Monthly budget results – October 2017

I’m actually really excited to write this post! Not because I did great this month (I kinda didn’t) but because it finally means it’s over and I get to start fresh!! It also marks the third month of budget updates which is great – I’ve loved being able to share my personal finance journey so far and can already sense the impact it’s made on … Continue reading Monthly budget results – October 2017

How I’m stopping myself from spending when I’m sad

**Note: I’m sorry this is a downer post, but I HOPE if anyone out there is feeling crappy and is about to pull the trigger on a pair of shoes they don’t need to fill the emptiness in their heart this helps a bit!** This past week has been incredibly crappy. I’ve gotten sick, I miss my family, the weather is getting dreary, my job kinda … Continue reading How I’m stopping myself from spending when I’m sad

My top 3 budget busting beauty hacks

Part of the reason I’ve started this blog is to help and inspire other women to learn about and take control of their finances, girl power style. In fact, I love all things girl power. I have a Spotify playlist called ‘girl power’ (there’s a lot of Beyonce) and I love meeting other women who are trying their best to change the world for the … Continue reading My top 3 budget busting beauty hacks

Meal prep £3 dinner and wine tonight

There are a few things in life that really make me happy to my core. Like that lasting, slow-release happiness that takes work and effort and sweat and tears, but makes you raise a glass of wine at the end of the night feeling like you truly deserved it. One of these things is staying healthy through eating and exercise. For today, I’m only gonna … Continue reading Meal prep £3 dinner and wine tonight