I recently put up some photos about my bathroom revamp. I thought that I would show you what I am doing with my living-room also. There are a lot of challenges that I have with our furniture. Most of them boil down to the fact that almost everything that we have was given to us, … Continue reading Living-room refresh
I was recently speaking with a friend of mine who has a child with serious mental health needs. We were talking about the list of people that you have in your team that help you. By team, I don’t mean your spouse (though maybe he/she/they are very helpful), but I was actually thinking of the … Continue reading Yourname .Inc
Is the up-coming recession an item in your worry-journal? I’ve been thinking about and reading about things to do to secure ourselves from the economic shocks that (may be) on the horizon. Of course, everyone in the U.S. is talking about the inverted yield-curve, but don’t forget, even though the British public is taking vacation from … Continue reading Recession Planning Woes
There has been a lot of talk lately on some of the groups and blogs about “F-You” money. I must admit that I haven’t really thought a lot about “F-You” money before because I generally really like my career. My job is (was) a pleasure. However, there have been a number of things at work … Continue reading A golden (financial) ratio or dog-paddle everything at once?
Are you being paid less than your male colleagues? I am. Does this matter for your financial well being? Absolutely. Last week something happened to me that is both amazing given our current financially tight situation and the home buying process but also annoying. In the place that I used to work, it turns out … Continue reading Wage Gap Crap
I mentioned a number of goals in a previous post that I wrote for my birthday. 1 quarter of the way into the year, I thought I would do a recap. My main goal was to buy a house and invest some more money into myself and I have managed to do this! These were the … Continue reading Shaving off debt, centimeters, and my renter status
So I’ve been away for awhile on the blog but not in real financial life. I’ve been looking at, putting offers on, backing away from, and purchasing a house. It’s been crazy, to say the least. I started this blog because we didn’t know where to live. One of us works in the city and … Continue reading Househunter Insanity
In the last two months, three things happened: I finally got the elusive permanent academic contract We saw a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage house in a quaint country village that we both love and want to buy and can afford We spent a couple of days in London, ate delicious Japanese food, and decided … Continue reading My big (40th) bday present to myself — Me
The start of this blog was really about two things: 1. How to climb out of debt and save for a house / downpayment and retirement and 2. How to decide whether we wanted to live in the city or the countryside, and in what city / countryside that might be? While we have had … Continue reading The little house that Jane wanted (Jack is not so sure)
Today I logged onto my bank account in the country that we used to live in and the balance was positive! OMG it is positive! I saw a little plus next to the balance and the little plus next to the savings account and I wanted to scream with joy! This is monumental for me because … Continue reading It’s positive (mostly)!