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

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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

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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

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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”

Five Possible Solutions for Tackling Crippling Debt – Part Five: Bankruptcy

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This series covers five possible solutions for tackling crippling debt. This is part five in the series with this article focussed on bankruptcy.

So far, we’ve looked at Debt Management PlansAdministration OrdersIndividual Voluntary Arrangements, and Debt Relief Order

I’ll explain what is and for whom it may be suitable. You’ll find out what you’d need to do to apply for bankruptcy, and what going bankrupt may mean for you. Continue reading “Five Possible Solutions for Tackling Crippling Debt – Part Five: Bankruptcy”

Five Possible Solutions for Tackling Crippling Debt – Part Four: Debt Relief Orders

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This series covers five possible solutions for tackling crippling debt.

Part one looked at Debt Management Plans, part two explored Administration Orders, and part three covered Individual Voluntary Arrangements.

In this post, I’ll explain Debt Relief Orders.

I’ll explain what they are and for whom they’re suitable. You’ll find out what you’d need to do to apply for one, and what having one may mean for you. Continue reading “Five Possible Solutions for Tackling Crippling Debt – Part Four: Debt Relief Orders”

Five Possible Solutions for Tackling Crippling Debt – Part Three – Individual Voluntary Agreements

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This series covers five possible solutions for tackling crippling debt. Part one looked at Debt Management Plans. while part two explored Administration OrdersIn this post, I’ll explain Individual Voluntary Agreements.

I’ll explain what they are and for whom they’re suitable. You’ll find out what you’d need to do to apply for one, and what having one may mean for you. Continue reading “Five Possible Solutions for Tackling Crippling Debt – Part Three – Individual Voluntary Agreements”

Five Possible Solutions to Crippling Debt – Part Two: Administration Orders

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Last week I posted the first in a series of five possible solutions for tackling crippling debt. If you’re having debt problems, read that post too. In this post, I will show you another possible solution for getting debt under control; Administration Orders. I’ll explain what they are, what criteria you’d need to meet to get one; and what to expect if you’re granted one. Continue reading “Five Possible Solutions to Crippling Debt – Part Two: Administration Orders”

Our January 2018 Budget Report

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It’s time again for me to share with you our monthly budget report. Can you believe it’s now February? I’m sure time moves faster as we get older! 

From a financial point of view, January can be a difficult month. Excesses in Christmas spending and a spike in credit card borrowing can leave many people feeling the pinch when January arrives. You can change this, though.

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Five Possible Solutions to Crippling Debt – Part One: Debt Management Plans

Five Possible Solutions to Crippling Debt - Part One

We’d all prefer to live without debt, but for most Brits, it is not the reality. When debt repayments become difficult to make that’s when disaster can strike. In this series, I will explore five possible solutions to crippling debt, beginning with Debt Management Plans. 

According to their latest research, Comparethemarket.com says:

‘The average person with debt is in the red by over £8,000 (excluding mortgage repayments)..’

Continue reading “Five Possible Solutions to Crippling Debt – Part One: Debt Management Plans”