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The Saving Journey
Early Retirement
Budgeting, general finance, investing, lifestyle
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Chartered Accountant
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Today is the 1st March and I’ve been snowed in! Let’s hope Spring comes soon but in the meantime, it has given me time to review progress for February and allocate my monthly investments. February is a short month but has still proved to be quite expensive. I’ve attended a wedding and a birthday lunch, … More Progress Update – February 2018 ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 8:53 AM
We’re just back from a 3 night mini break visiting friends in Inverness, Scotland. I love Scotland; the scenery is gorgeous and it makes the near 7 hour car journey all worth while! We spent a day in Inverness last year visiting friends during a ski trip to Aviemore but as our friends have just … More Budget for Travel – Inverness ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 5:33 PM
January is such a tough month! The weather is cold and rainy, the days are dark and sunlight is in short supply and payday feels a LONG way off. But now we’ve made it through and February brings the lovely promise of Spring. January wasn’t all bad. I attended a hen party (bachelorette party for … More Progress Update – January 2018 ...
Posted: Feb 03 2018 @ 1:53 PM
I thought it would be interesting to review my spending for last year as a starting point to improve this year. I’ve kept spreadsheets to track spending for a few years now but this is the first time I’ve used the information for more than checking month by month that my balance is within my … More Financial Review of the Year 2017 ...
Posted: Jan 13 2018 @ 6:18 AM
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! It’s such a busy time of year that I’ve taken an extra day off work to rest and relax after all the festivities and get myself back on track and ready for a more normal routine. It also gives me a chance to review my … More Progress Update – December 2017 ...
Posted: Jan 02 2018 @ 8:19 AM
I reported in my last post that I planned to open an account with The Share Centre for my investments but having read a recent post over at Millennial Revolution where they talk about moving to Vanguard, I did a bit more research and decided to open an account there instead. Vanguard charge just 0.15% as … More My first investments! ...
Posted: Dec 21 2017 @ 7:44 AM
November has been a really busy month with lots of work on our house and quite a bit of expenditure, mainly in the form of a new bed and mattress. I had saved some money towards this but it ended up costing more than I expected at a total of £937. Having said that, I would … More Progress Update – November 2017 ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 3:42 PM
I love to read both fiction and non-fiction books so I thought I’d share with you reviews of those that I think have made a positive difference in how I live my life. I’ve also realised that by writing a review, I actually pay more attention whilst reading and absorb more of the information which … More Book Review – The Sweet Spot, Christine Carter, Ph.D. ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 4:09 PM
It has been an expensive month! It included a three day wedding plus a party two weeks later, a higher than expected car insurance renewal and a house move so the expenses have been justifiable (in my opinion!). All this meant that my regular savings took a hit all the way to zero 😦 But that’s … More Progress Update – October 2017 ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 12:33 PM
Hello fellow savers! I’m hoping to bring you a series of small money saving tips that could add up to something big! I’ve found that because I’m thinking about what I can write about on this blog I’m finding more ways to save my own money. So on to Money Saving Tip #1 which came … More Money Saving Tip #1 ...
Posted: Oct 22 2017 @ 11:36 AM


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