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

Monthly budget results – September 2017

omg – MY NET WORTH IS FINALLY ABOVE -£20K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am finally back to my normal schedule for a little while, so I am reeeally looking forward to being consistent with posting and with my budget. The mixture of my ACA exams, a training session, a small holiday with friends have completely thrown me. This month I’ll of course share my budget results, but I’m … Continue reading Monthly budget results – September 2017

Monthly budget results – August 2017

Preface: Okay I am SO sorry that this is literally 3 weeks late posting… I wrote this in the midst of studying for 3 particularly large exams for my ACA qualification. They literally took over my entire life and I didn’t sleep for two of those weeks and came out of the process a beaten down shadow of who I once was. So anyway – … Continue reading Monthly budget results – August 2017

3 side hustles I’m trying this month (and I’m a little nervous)

If you’re into personal finance, frugality or just simply trying to pay down your debt, you’ve probably heard of side-hustling. If you haven’t, all it really means is finding ways to produce income additionally to your main source of income, and there’s TONS of ways to do it out there. To be completely honest, I’m not a huge fan of the phrase “side hustle.” I … Continue reading 3 side hustles I’m trying this month (and I’m a little nervous)

I’m going to save £33k by cycling to work 3x a week

LET’S TALK ABOUT MY COMMUTE When I was choosing where to live, one of the main factors I looked at was how close to work I would be. Before my current flat I was living about an hour’s commute away from work. This was straight up miserable. Getting on the tube, with millions of other miserable drones who didn’t want to be there, carrying a … Continue reading I’m going to save £33k by cycling to work 3x a week