Our June 2018 Budget Report

Our June 2018 Budget Report

Hello, again, budgeteers! It’s Summer and the weather here is glorious. I can’t spend every moment enjoying the sun—there’s June’s budget to complete, after all—and after doing so, I can now say it’s time to share with you our June 2018 budget report.

For new readers: I use percentages, instead of monetary amounts. This is both to respect my husband’s wish to keep our income private and in case you want to compare how much of your income goes to your own categories. As your income will be different to mine, percentages are more helpful.
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15 Cheap and Free Things to Do with Kids – To save your money and sanity!

Cheap and free things to do with kids

Are you looking for cheap and free things to do with kids? Even if you’re not struggling with money, any of us, in charge of entertaining children, enjoy keeping down the cost. Sure, there are always countless ways to spend a LOT of money on these small creatures, but as most parents or even occasional carers of kids will know, the little gems are often pleased with simple and/or low-cost activities — as long as the activity’s fun, they’re happy! Continue reading “15 Cheap and Free Things to Do with Kids – To save your money and sanity!”

Our May 2018 Budget Report – The Holiday Edition!

May 2018 Budget Report

I’ve been absent for some time. This was due to our holiday, due to working on the website, and due to something else, which I’ll tell you about in a moment. For now, though, it’s time for me to share with you our May 2018 budget report!

For new readers: I use percentages, instead of monetary amounts. This is both to respect my husband’s wish to keep our income private and in case you want to compare how much of your income goes to your own categories. As your income will be different to mine, percentages are more helpful.
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Our April 2018 Budget Report

Desk with laptop, phone, notepad, pen, and coffee - Our April 2018 Budget Report

It’s time for me to share with you our April 2018 budget report.

April was, for us, a month of heavy spending, but we found opportunities to be frugal and find lots of money-saving ways to reduce our expenses.

As we’d planned most of our expenses, it didn’t feel bad to be spending so much, though it still makes me gulp when large sums of money (again, they’re large amounts of money to us!) leave our bank accounts. Continue reading “Our April 2018 Budget Report”

Our March 2018 Budget Report

Laptop and smartphone with pink flower - Our March 2018 Budget Report

It’s time for me to share with you our March 2018 budget report.

I know I say it every time, but I’m always so shocked when yet another month has passed. The first quarter of this year has vanished!

March was a month of financial ups and downs, but with careful spending, we ended the month with two home-delivered pizzas (via an online deal, naturally!). Continue reading “Our March 2018 Budget Report”

Easy Budgeting for Overwhelmed or Lazy People

Table with notepad, pen, spectacles, mug of tea, and smartphone - Easy Budgeting for Overwhelmed or Lazy People in 5 Simple Steps

Hi, budgeteers! Here’s a new post about budgeting: ‘Easy budgeting for overwhelmed or lazy people’! Does that sound like something you could use?

I’ve already written one in-depth post about budgeting, but it was quite detailed and gave lots of options.

The thing is, I’m still getting people telling me they need advice on budgeting. Continue reading “Easy Budgeting for Overwhelmed or Lazy People”

‘A Fistful of Frugal’ – Bathroom Edition

Close up of a fist | Frugal homemade cleaning tips

After writing lots of heavy articles on debt, we could do with a shorter and easier read. This lead me to realise that despite beginning a series called ‘A Fistful of Frugal‘ (five frugal things Mr B and I do), I’ve added no further posts to the series.  So here’s Instalment two of ‘A Fistful of Frugal‘ with frugal, homemade cleaning tips. This is the bathroom edition. Continue reading “‘A Fistful of Frugal’ – Bathroom Edition”