Starting A Vegetable Garden

At the start of lockdown a friend told me she was going to start growing her own vegetables and herbs in a corner of her garden.  What a good idea I thought. Up until this point I’d never had much time to even think about doing anything like this.  My days were always busy with commuting, work & commuting back and running around after the family.  Weekends were just as busy but now is different.  Not Read more…

Finances and Mental Health

Money and mental health are often linked.  As we all try to get used to being in lockdown during the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us will face major challenges with our finances over the coming weeks and months.  Poor mental health can make managing money harder and worrying about money can make your mental health worse. Here are some examples of how your mental health and your money worries might affect each other: If you Read more…

9 Steps to get debt free

Acting on your finances and reviewing existing credit agreements can help you get debt free, so you don’t get trapped in a vicious circle.  Maybe you’ve had to resort to credit cards, accessing your savings account, catalogues or possibly an overdraft to help finance regular outgoings lately?  Well now’s the time to do something about it and make a plan to deal with your debts NOW – ignoring the problem only makes things worse! Remember, Read more…

15 Top Sleep Tips

A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet.  Good sleep can help you eat less, exercise better and be healthier.  In contrast, research has shown that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance and brain function. Over the past few decades, both sleep quality and quantity have declined.  In fact, poor sleep is a regular occurrence for most people.  I need my sleep and Read more…

In the beginning!

UPDATE: Whilst we are currently in the Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown and working from home, I am making the most of the extra time I have at home, morning and evening, where I would normally be commuting in to London and back to find more ways to save and make money. So, at the start of 2020 I made a New Year’s resolution to try and save money and make money, to supplement my income.  Whilst I’ve been Read more…