Budget, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, London, saving

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… Continue reading Living Paycheck to Paycheck is Often a State of Mind

Budget, Food, General Commentary, how to save money, lifestyle, Projects, saving

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