Hello there, lovely reader.
Welcome to a calm, ad-free, coral corner of the internet, dedicated to saving money in a pretty laid back, lazy way. I stumbled into the area of personal finance quite by accident when my lovely boyfriend got unceremoniously dumped by his employer on Christmas Day 2014.* Luckily, he found a job in a month or two and we were fine, but it made me aware that jobs are not enough financial security for me. I had two new goals:
- Get in control of my finances and start saving money.
- Begin the journey towards owning my own successful business and being able to work from home in my pajamas.
How can I help you with saving money?
When I started this personal finance blog, I wanted to help people. How? By telling you my mistakes and helping you not make them. FOR EXAMPLE when Dave lost his job we had no emergency fund. Luckily he’d been at the company a while and got a decent redundancy payment but it could have been catastrophic for us (we have since built one up – a little one, but it’s still there).
I’m not about that couponing life, and I didn’t fill out online surveys (I’m not in demographic they’re after anyway, it would seem), because I don’t think they’re worth my time. My approach is…less intense than a lot of frugal bloggers out there.
My tips are easy and actionable and aimed at those of you with busy lives. Or maybe you’re just after a few tips that’ll make a difference but won’t require much effort. That’s exactly what I’m about. If you want a quick overview of the kinds of posts I do, check out my post gallery.
For those of you out there that are too scared to even look at your bank balance, I feel you. Sign up to my free email course that will, over 10 days, help you to get your finances back under your control
It’s totally free and isn’t going to try and sell you anything (I promise) and I won’t inundate you with emails after.
*He wasn’t fired, btw, the whole company went belly up**
**It wasn’t his fault. Or say he says…