Saving

Protecting Yourself – Do You Have An Emergency Fund?

          I had a discussion with a patient recently about depression and how it was affecting them. Unsurprisingly, work was the top stress-related issue. I offered her some time out, but the response broke my heart. She told me that she “couldn’t afford” to take time off. Couldn’t. afford. it. I …

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My Fintech Three – The Favourites

        In this post today, I wanted to tell you about my three most favourite pieces of fintech that I use on a daily basis to help manage my money. They’re all simple to install, and they don’t require much technological know-how. It’s really easy to become overwhelmed when it comes to …

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Your financial success has NOTHING to do with how much money you make

  Believe it or not, the wealthiest people in the world didn’t start from wealthy backgrounds. Many started from poor, deprived backgrounds with very little money in their pockets.   Warren Buffett is an example of this. He openly admits that his wealth was rapidly accumulated in his 50s, and it took years of investing …

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Why The “Plan” Your Parents Followed No Longer Works

        Ok, so I think it’s time for a little real-talk and a little butt-kicking motivation. I was reading a post on Refinery29’s facebook group from an anonymous woman who wanted to opt out of her workplace pension because she saw that her contributions are now increasing in April this year and …

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Essential Self-Care: Looking After Yourself To Stay On Track With Your Money Goals

        Today I want to take a look at how looking after yourself is a really great way of staying on track with your money goals. The other day I went to a conference for women and it was the most amazing experience! One of the things that came out of the …

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Instant Gratification or Long Term Goals? Can You Have Both?

        So this week, I was having a discussion with my work colleagues, and the topic of instant gratification came up. We were looking at the choices we had made in our profession, and came to some interesting conclusions. We decided that on the whole, individuals who liked quick wins went into …

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10+ Fantastic And Frugal Socialising Hacks In The City

        If you’ve been doing a no-spend January – WELL DONE! How did you get on? For me, when doing a no-spend, not buying clothes/items/anything from Amazon are the easiest things not to do, but socialising is hard without some decent forward planning. Marie Ellis of Broke Girl In The City is an …

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Money Saving Ideas – Starting Your Savings From Zero

        When I started saving for the first time in my life (*cough* – at the age of 30), it felt like an impossible task. It always used to astound me how people could buy things with cash because they had savings. How did they make them? Surely all their money was …

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6 Ways to Help Your Savings Stay On Track, NO MATTER WHAT!

        So you’ve decided that you want to get your money-sorted this year? Yay!! Go you!! But do you have what it takes to ACTUALLY follow through on this? If you’re anything like me, you’ve been overspending for a long time. A coffee here, a takeaway there, an unplanned holiday or purchase. …

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Is part buy, part rent a good idea? Read this and then decide

Is Part-Buy, Part-Rent A Good Idea? Read This And Then Decide

        So as some of you may know, I sold my London flat recently. I’ll warn you, the story of this flat is a bitter-sweet one and I have been itching to write this post but wanted to wait until I had officially put it behind me. Part-buy, part-rent properties can seem …

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