We need to talk. More specifically, we need to talk about one of the most common myths I see making its way around the personal finance world. That myth is: “Renting is throwing away money.” Multiple times per week I hear from people who want to buy a home because they’re worried they’re throwing … (more…)
When I started budgeting for the first time, I would get so frustrated because I felt like I was doing really well. But then one big expense would come up and throw off my entire budget for the month. Sometimes it was unexpected car repairs or a medical bill I didn’t plan for. But other … (more…)
This is something a bit different for me and the blog – a proper, full-on 1920s look.
Two years ago, I went along to the Vintage Pop Up Shop, to cover it for Vintage Life (which sadly doesn’t exist anymore).
While I was there, I fell in love with a long, black 1920s-style dress from Gatsbylady, which was reduced from £159 to £49. I bought it, thinking I’d find somewhere to wear it, but alas – I haven’t been anywhere since, and it’s been languishing in my wardrobe ever since (occasionally coming out so I could admire it and stroke it, before putting it back). (more…)
From a young age, we are segmented into those who can and those who cannot. At our school, we did the 12+ exam to see if we were clever enough to go to Grammar school. I wasn’t. Fortunately for me many of my circle of friends weren’t either. But it was one of those early life lessons where you begin to realize sometimes you are not enough. You don’t have the right skills or knowledge, therefore, you end up in the “Can’t Camp”… (more…)
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