Christmas is around the corner

Christmas is around the corner

It's nearly here....... Panic, Fear, Christmas jumpers Making merry Queues Tears Cheers Headaches Another year

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£50 a month for food is very possible

£50 a month for food is very possible

  Food can be as expensive as you want it to be. If you don't plan, have a list or shop around then you will always pay more.  Savings never fall out of the sky; you have to do a little legwork.  I always use an ingredients list for the week or month, spend a [...]

Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Often a State of Mind

Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Often a State of Mind

I started my adult search for a career straight out of college in Ireland,  I didn't get the jobs I applied for initially.  I was a trained analyst/programmer and female which 20+ years ago was unusual as there weren't many a) programmers around and b) female ones were a novelty.   I went for a [...]

Thrifty isn’t a dirty word it’s akin to brilliant or clever in my book?

Thrifty isn’t a dirty word it’s akin to brilliant or clever in my book?

I grew up in rural Ireland around strong men and women who taught me some key skills for life - even though I didn’t realise that at the time. I had a Nan called Kate and a neighbour, Hannah, who were both thrifty home cooks. They knew how to lay on a wholesome spread from [...]