3 budget friendly Valentines Day ideas

Ah Valentine’s Day, the most pointless holiday there is. Don’t waste your time booking a restaurant to sit around a bunch of other couples who feel forced to be there. It’s a waste of money. And it takes so much effort. My boyfriend and I luckily feel the exact same way about this holiday. I’d rather spend my evening with my dog and him doing … Continue reading 3 budget friendly Valentines Day ideas

Monthly budget results – January 2018

Hello! It was a LONG January. I got paid Dec 21st for January, which I think the company tries to do to help ­­­with Christmas expenses, but it ends up making the last 3 weeks of January incredibly painful for everyone. Overall it was an okay month for spending given that it started with my boyfriend’s birthday and included a little bit of late-onset shopping … Continue reading Monthly budget results – January 2018

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

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

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