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The 2 week buying rule…

If you are constantly finding yourself adding items to your home with impulse purchases, then this tip is for you!
When we go shopping we often get swept away with the occasion – looking at items we don’t really need, but wanting them, and often buying them.
Items that seem like a great idea at the time – but aren’t really used or needed at all.
Items that take up space in your home, add to your clutter, and end up making you feel bad for having wasted money and effort buying them – you may want to start thinking about what I like to call the 2 week buying rule.

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80 ways to save money

In todays financial climate we are all looking for ways to maximise our incomings and minimise the outgoings, while still being able to enjoy a luxury or two along the way.

Listed below are 80 great ways to save money – quick changes we could all make to make our money go that little bit further.

Good luck and let me know how you get on!

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How long should you keep financial paperwork for?

I don’t know many people who don’t worry about keeping enough important paperwork, and whether they may be caught out one day needing something vital that they have thrown/shredded/recycled.

Its a minefield out there!

So here I want to add in all I know on the subject, give you some hints and tips as to how to deal with those bills, statements etc…. – and hopefully help you to declutter that filing cabinet once and for all!

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Top 10 Budgeting Tips To Make More Of Your Money

10 Top Budgeting Tips To Make More of Your Money

o many of us live from one pay day to the next, hating the last few days of the month as we have run out of money, or what about those that never seem to have enough for treats and even to save for emergencies or rainy days? How come some people never seem to have to worry about money – NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY EARN?.

So, whats the answer? How can we make our money go further, make it count better in our lives, and not have to worry so much about it?

Here are my top 20 ways to help you budget more cleverly each month…..

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Getting Your “Income” Sorted! (S.M.I.L.E 3 of 5)

This is the third post in my Creating a Balance Life series – and focuses on Income – Money – anything financial really.

In the quest for a balanced life there is one thing that is the foundation that helps us to live. Its one of the basic necessities, but also one that can provide luxuries if we learn to manage it well – and thats money.

I have chosen the term INCOME to fit my S.M.I.L.E. acronym (Social – Manage the Home – Income – Leisure – Energy), and feel that this works well, as any money coming into the house is income that you can choose what to do with.

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Top 10 Tips To Get Your Finances Organised!

Whatever you do with your life, and wherever you live, you have to sort out your finances.
Having enough money to live, to pay bills, to buy treats etc… is fundamental to being independent and being able to live a comfortable life.
Being able to maximise your money (whatever your income), and knowing how to get the most out of every penny is crucial because it frees you up to concentrate on the important things in life.

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