Books, General

Bookish Savings | 2019

Hello folks, how are you finding the January blues? I always think that January feels like the longest month of the year, and as much as I really don’t want to wish the time away, I am always pleased to see the back of it. I think we all suffer from either actual or perceived money problems in January. Christmas costs a lot, let’s be real, so January is all about saving the pennies and thinking about ways to put money away for the year ahead. Last year I decided to have a bookish savings jar that would help me save some extra money for my trip to Disney at the end of October. It worked a treat and I ended up having around £200 saved which was enough to make the effort worth it and for me to have a little extra pocket money to spend on holiday. Continue reading “Bookish Savings | 2019”


Adulting: Savings Update

I don’t know if I have mentioned it over the past few months, but I am going to Disney at the end of the year. If you haven’t heard, I am going at the end of October, doing a couple of days in Universal (Harry Potter’s Wizarding World really) and then going on to Disney to get the best of the Hallowe’en and the Christmas decorations. I am anticipating wanting lots to of spending money to spend on souvenirs, knick knacks, and all round treat myself. The problem with this: Universal, Disney, Transatlantic flights, they are all expensive.

I’m super lucky that I work in travel, an industry that allows me to explore the world, and gives me an excuse to go on holiday. The “problem” with this is saving money for a trip that far in the future, when you have 3 international holidays planned before. I know I know, I shouldn’t complain, and I am 100% not actually moaning about this fact, I love travelling, but it means I have been sidetracked. I knew this would be an issue working in the job that I do, so as soon as I started, I opened a variety of savings accounts and began researching savings methods. Continue reading “Adulting: Savings Update”


Adulting: Savings

Money. We all need it everyday, and yet lots of us are really bad at keeping some back for the harder times. I’ve been thinking about saving a lot over the past few years. First I saved to go to Kenya in 2010, then I saved at University to travel the world for a year, and for the last 2 1/2 years, my savings efforts have been split towards having a proper adult life and having enough money to see places. There’s so many different types of savings accounts, methods, not to mention pensions, that it’s been a couple of years of trying and testing different methods.

So, with that in mind, I have a set of 2018 Savings goals and some methods to try and help me achieve them! Continue reading “Adulting: Savings”

Books, General

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions

This week, Top Ten Tuesday has got a new home. Jana has taken over hosting duties of this awesome book community, and with it we have some new graphics and some new topics. Yay. I’ve written quite a lot about my bookish resolutions over the last few weeks, but I have some new ones that I haven’t talked about that I am hoping will help me save money for my trip to Disney later this year.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Quite simply, you list the top ten of the topic prompt. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions”


Adulting: The Financial Advisor

2016 was an interesting year to say the least. Personally, it was a fairly decent year for me, unlike the wider world. Despite turning 25, and feeling increasingly older, many things happened, or progressed, over the course of the year. That said, the changing face of home and work life has led to a changing view on the world, and has also led to a major change in finances. I make more money than I ever had, but I have more outgoings, and more things that are vital to survive to pay for.  Continue reading “Adulting: The Financial Advisor”


Adulting: Pensions

I turn 25 this year. That’s a quarter of a century. The average woman in the UK lives to 81, so I am nearly a third of the way through my life. Isn’t that a scary thought?! And not only that, the retirement age currently sits at 67 (and is forever rising) so I know I am likely to spend the next 40 years working. That means I have pretty much working years left of my life. Again, isn’t that a scary thought? And so with this dim outlook, I am constantly being told to plan ahead, start saving, and get a pension. Nothing screams ”hey you’re an adult now” that having a meeting with a financial planner and discussing pension options. Continue reading “Adulting: Pensions”