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A Way to Less
General Finance
minimalism, frugality, FIRE, mental health
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United Kingdom
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Teacher & Chartered Engineer
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Our Coronavirus Journey – Part 2  As we discussed in Our Coronavirus Journey – Part 1, we’ve been gradually adjusting to the changes in or lives since the Coronavirus outbreak started. While many of the implications are negative, we’re seeing opportunity in the adversity. It would be easy to become overwhelmed and give up in such challenging … Continue reading Seeing Opportunity in Adversity The post Seeing Opportunity in Adversity appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 31 2020 @ 2:00 PM
In this article we want to give you an update on how the Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent Government restrictions have affected all aspects of our lives. This is Part 1 of what we expect to be a series exploring our Coronavirus journey! Miss Way’s Work  As a peripatetic music teacher travelling around many schools, Miss … Continue reading Our Coronavirus Journey – Part 1 The post Our Coronavirus Journey – Part ...
Posted: Mar 28 2020 @ 6:00 AM
Somehow, a whole year has passed since we started blogging on A Way to Less! We’ve learnt a lot in the last 12 months and our circumstances have changed quite significantly! Despite everything that has changed, we continue to make progress towards our FIRE numbers and keep making small improvements to our overall lifestyle.   FIRE Progress  Due … Continue reading A Way to Less – One Year Blogging The post A Way to ...
Posted: Mar 14 2020 @ 6:00 AM
Summary  Our February spending went slightly over our target of £2,000 with a total spend of £2,391 because of a few big expenses. Most of these were annual amounts so should average out through the year. See the sections below for a breakdown!  We break our main expenses down into broad categories starting with the … Continue reading Monthly Spending – February 2020 The post Monthly Spending – February 2020 appeared ...
Posted: Mar 07 2020 @ 6:00 AM
Pursuing FIRE is a fine balancing act. On the face of it, delaying your FIRE journey would seem like a bad idea. Who wants to spend longer tied to a job when they could be doing anything else?! But there are other factors at play here! Finding a Balance It’s tempting to go flat out to … Continue reading Delaying FIRE to Enjoy Today The post Delaying FIRE to Enjoy Today appeared ...
Posted: Feb 29 2020 @ 6:00 AM
We’re back with our second episode of Frugal Four! We wanted a way to share the frugal tips and tricks we’ve picked up over the years. The aim is to provide a brief summary of a few little hacks we’ve enjoyed using in the hope it inspires you to save some money yourselves!  1. Buy Refurbished Electrical … Continue reading Frugal Four – Episode 2 The post Frugal Four – Episode 2 appeared ...
Posted: Feb 22 2020 @ 6:30 AM
We recently made our first large baby purchase, buying a bedside cot from Aldi! Shortly after that, the opportunity arose to buy some second hand reusable nappies. In this article we’ll explain why we decided to go down the frugal reusable nappies route and the potential benefits it can bring. Preparations As we continue to … Continue reading Reusable Nappies The post Reusable Nappies appeared first on A Way to Less. ...
Posted: Feb 15 2020 @ 6:00 AM
In Creating Good Habits we discussed the importance of creating habits that last. We also gave examples of some of the areas in our lives where we’ve utilised good habits to change for the better. In this post, we want to take more of a practical look at HOW you create good habits.  There are various tricks you can use to … Continue reading How to Create Good Habits The post How to Create Good Habits appeared ...
Posted: Feb 08 2020 @ 6:00 AM
Summary  Welcome to our first 2020 spending post! Our January spending was quite good, totalling £1,789. We’re aiming to stay below £2,000 on average throughout 2020 which should be achievable if we carry on like this!  We break our main expenses down into broad categories starting with the big 3; housing, food and transport. Everything else … Continue reading Monthly Spending – January 2020 The post Monthly Spending – January 2020 appeared ...
Posted: Feb 04 2020 @ 3:00 PM
As another January finishes, I thought I would share my experience of RED January with you all.  I have been taking part in RED January this year for the second year running (!). What I want to know is: Is it FAB or a FAD!?!  For those of you not in the know RED January … Continue reading RED January – Fad or Fab? The post RED January – Fad or ...
Posted: Feb 01 2020 @ 6:00 AM


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