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More work on the house

I was able to get down the house last night and actually put in a bit of work. I have to admit I?ve not done a huge amount on it over the past few weeks due to other committments, but I feel I?ve got back on track again now. When I first bought the place [...]

In times of need?

You know that jar or bottle in the corner of the room where you sometimes put your loose change? Well I?ve got one and as it?s a time of financial need I went off to the bank and got 53.04, 6 Eurocents, a US quarter, a Deutsche Mark, and 10 Canadian cents. Obviously it?s quite [...]

Packed lunches save money

Packed lunches save money

One sure fire way to spend a lot of money is to eat out and not make your own lunch for work. It certainly eats into the funds as I?ve been spending at least 3 a day on a baguette and a drink, which adds up to 15 a week, and therefore at least 60 [...]

Proper Skint

This month I am going to be proper skint and it?s the first time in a few years that I?ve said that. I?ve spent out quite a lot in the last month on doing up the kitchen which included oven, hob, sink, taps, worktops, plumbing, and even then I?ve still got to buy the finishing [...]

Not a home yet

It?s coming up for a month of homeownership for me, but I really can?t call it homeownership as it?s not my home yet. I?ve been working hard(ish) on getting it all ready but with working full-time it?s left to evenings etc to get down to the nitty-, DIY, gritty and get some work done.
I suppose [...]

Should Kaka go to Manchester City?

Should Kaka go to Manchester City?

We all know the money in football is ridiculous, and this week saw Manchester City bid in excess of 100,000,000 in an effort to sign Brazilian Kaka from AC Milan. That?s an amazing amount of money and how can any player be worth that much?
For Man City it was a good bid. Their name has [...]

Living Without Money

On Monday night I watched Living Without Money on ITV where reporter Jonathan Maitland tried to live without any money for two weeks.
This task is not about living rough on the streets although he does spend one night sleeping in a park but rather tapping into the community spirit of a growing movement [...]