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A Way to Less
General Finance
minimalism, frugality, FIRE, mental health
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Teacher & Chartered Engineer
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As you probably know by now, we’re expecting a baby in July! As money is our favourite topic, we wanted to understand the financial impact of having a baby! Aside from the obvious emotional impact of expecting a baby, there are some very significant financial aspects to think about. We expect most of the population … Continue reading Baby Impact Assessment The post Baby Impact Assessment appeared first on A Way ...
Posted: Jan 18 2020 @ 6:00 AM
A tale of how a recent experience has strongly reinforced my will to achieve FIRE and have more flexibility in the way I spend my time.  Background  Since starting at my company 7.5 years ago, I’ve been one of the stand-out performers in most areas. I don’t like saying that type of thing because it … Continue reading How to Kill off Ambition and De-Motivate Your Staff The post How to ...
Posted: Jan 11 2020 @ 6:00 AM
Summary  December was yet another expensive month for us. Our kitchen was the last room in our house left to overhaul, having moved in nearly 5 years ago. The update was much needed and we’re really happy with the result. It doesn’t make the cost any easier to stomach though!  As we head into 2020 we’re looking to … Continue reading Monthly Spending – December 2019 The post Monthly Spending – December 2019 appeared ...
Posted: Jan 07 2020 @ 3:00 PM
2019  2019 has been a year to remember for us, with highlights including:  Starting a blog in March!!!  Getting engaged in July  An incredible month-long trip to East Africa Finding out we are expecting our first child, Baby Way , in July 2020  Booking a wedding venue for 2021  Clearly, 2019 has been more expensive than we … Continue reading Happy New Year! The post Happy New Year! appeared first on A Way ...
Posted: Jan 04 2020 @ 6:00 AM
We’re Having a Baby! You’ve met Mr Way. You’ve met Miss Way. Say hello to Baby Way! Well, not just yet…. If the incredibly expensive Africa trip followed by a new car weren’t expensive enough, we’re now expecting our first child! We recently found out that Miss Way is pregnant, with the baby due in … Continue reading Baby Way The post Baby Way appeared first on A Way to Less. ...
Posted: Dec 21 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Intro – Miss Way  I had been avoiding the fact that my car was on its last legs for far too long.  It had done a respectable 165,000 miles!   A couple of weeks ago I accepted it was no longer safe to drive and the repair costs far outweighed the value of the vehicle (£1,000 … Continue reading How to Buy a Car – The Frugal Way! The post How to ...
Posted: Dec 14 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Summary  Not a good month for the savings rate!! In fact we’ve spent much more than we earnt this month.   This was almost entirely caused by having to buy a new car – see the Transport section below for more detail.   Ignoring the car for a second, we spent £2,040 which is very close to our target … Continue reading Monthly Spending – November 2019 The post Monthly Spending – November 2019 appeared ...
Posted: Dec 07 2019 @ 3:00 PM
As you probably know by now, we’re always looking to optimise in every area of our lives.  My latest obsession in this regard is with my tennis, as discussed in Tennis Mindset. I’ve decided to push myself to develop to the next level. I really want to compete with players who currently thrash me! I’m determined […] The post Frugal Tennis Improvement appeared first on A Way to Less. ...
Posted: Nov 30 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Top Financial Tips for New Graduates  In my place of work I come across a lot of new graduates joining our company, fresh from University.  This is such an exciting time in their life, as they finally start to earn their own money and create their own lifestyle. It can really be a make or break time in their financial journey.  I’m writing this post […] The post 6 Steps to Financial Success as a Graduate appeared first on A Way ...
Posted: Nov 16 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Africa Series – Part 5 The Journey Begins!  We started our month-long adventure in Nairobi, having completed the 2-leg flight from the UK, via Dubai.   First impressions weren’t great as we stood in the immigration queue for 90 minutes. It was a warm, stuffy place and the queue was a battle! Other passengers didn’t seem to […] The post A Day in Nairobi, Kenya appeared first on A Way to Less. ...
Posted: Nov 09 2019 @ 6:00 AM


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