All posts tagged: living expenses

Budgeting, Spending and Investments in Time of Inflation

Budgeting & Spending I have been trying to control our family budget since the beginning of the year (2022). The prices are going up with lightning speed and my family’s needs are also changing and increasing. Like everyone else, we are paying more for gas and electricity. To save on heating in the coming winter, I got myself a thermal top on sale, which I’m …

An Eye-Opener to London’s Overpricing

I really got into the Financial Independence movement during the first lockdown in March 2020. (I knew that FIRE was a “thing” long before I immersed myself into it but I never thought I could do it.) My newborn, baby M., was small enough to spend most of her time in my arms sleeping, and while she was asleep, I was binge reading blogs and …

The Non-Essentials Can Inflate Your Living Expenses

Recently I’ve been thinking about the non-essential things that we buy but don’t really need; the possessions that don’t add much value to our daily life or to our level of happiness. Everyone will have a different list and definition of the non-essentials at different stages of their lives. When I was single, I used to spend a lot of money on going out, partying …