For most of my life, I have been poor. At times, this has meant living in genuine poverty. There have been times when things have been better and times when things have been worse, but I have mostly been hovering somewhere around that hypothetical ‘poverty line’. Even when my husband and I were working 5 jobs… Continue reading Poverty Never Goes Away
It’s that time of year again. The children are drawing up their Christmas lists, plans are being made to eat enough food we will explode and every other advert on TV is a product which we apparently desperately NEED to buy. Christmas is a minefield for those of us who are living on a budget.… Continue reading Christmas on a Budget
Recently I saw an article which said that millennial women were worried about out-earning their partners . It got me thinking. The article was originally published in 2017, but I wondered if it could still be true, or whether attitudes have changed. In my relationship, it is something we have talked about a lot. We… Continue reading Out-Earning my Husband Doesn’t Worry Me.
It feels like it was only yesterday that I was writing about the reality of life as a low income family…campaign to feed the UK’s hungry school children.
Now, more than perhaps every before, people are finding that their income doesn’t stretch quite far enough and our attempts at saving money are met with frustration. Whether it’s because you’ve been furloughed, been made redundant or simply because the cost of your food bill has gone up, thousands of us are having to find… Continue reading My top tips for saving money