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3 Years!? (2010 Review)

December 31st, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Oh man, I can't believe I haven't updated this blog in nearly that long!
Well, 2010 was a strange old year. Family members went and came, careers went nowhere. Relationships were non existent.
Money was saved at an unsustainable rate, and so money was splurged- several times, none of which I am particularly proud of.
I've been through about four computers this year too, thanks to sneaky eBay sellers and a run of bad luck.
I FINALLY passed my driving test!
Even though I now have to save for a car.
Even though this year I have fallen far off the bandwagon, in 2011 I intend to stick to a strict budget and keep visiting here and blogging to keep motivated!
Oho, I wonder what 2011 will bring?

Total Savings:
Bank of Scotland 15414.15 (USD $24,022.85)

National Savings Account: 3406.27 (USD $5,308.65)

Bits & Bobs

November 10th, 2008 at 11:34 am

Right- the first lot of eBay stuff has gone- hurray! Managed to sell it for £81.67 which was an alright price for what was going.

I put more on there yesterday- but I have a whole computer to put on, as well as LOADS more useless stuff. Curse my spendaholic nature Frown

Aaaaand I had to buy some clothes for work; I can't keep wearing the same two t-shirts- it doesn't reflect well. Oh, and some new boots, as my shoes are leaking and its been WET here in jolly old England. Found some steel toed boots on ebay for £10 on ebay. :3 Chunky.

I've been slack in my finances this year. There really is no excuse.

Sell, Sell, Sell!

November 2nd, 2008 at 11:03 am

So eBay have slashed their fees for auctions to 5p for a week. I've decided to shove as much stuff as I can on there all at once. Mwahaha.

Of course, I'm just wondering what's going to sell.. anybody want some Doctor Who novels?

Rent- The Impossible Barrier

September 4th, 2008 at 01:18 pm

Just out of curiosity, I had a peek at rightmove.co.uk. I... shouldn't have.

Just to clarify, I live in an industrial English town, which means its busy, smelly and expensive.

I was expecting some quite expensive places to come up so I put in the cheapest options, and *click*

I know I'm only just above minimum wage, but y jaw was round by my feet. 350 (that's roughly $700) a month - for A SINGLE BEDROOM.


Tax Refund? Woohoo!

September 3rd, 2008 at 12:07 am

Yep, 203.56 tax returned into my account. It's going straight into my savings account. Smile

I'm up to 2,400 savings now then. Not bad.

Down, But Not Out

August 25th, 2008 at 10:55 am

So yes, I haven't posted in the last 8 months. In February I thought- better update my blog. In May I thought- reeeeally need to updat that blog. In August - I realised I spent most of my money on JUNK. Utter, useless JUNK.


I know now that, like small children and furry animals, I need constant behavioural monitoring and adjustment if I'm going to actually save any money.

So - I'm back. *Shackles self to PF Blogs*

I will not spend, I will not spend..

*Coughing Noises*

January 13th, 2008 at 07:51 am

Firstly, thanks to everyone who commented on my first post. Geez, eveyone around here's so friendly! And I am sorry I couldn't get round to answering sooner.

The thing is, illness caught me up. All week I've been coughing, sneezing and on Monday, I went completely deaf in my right ear.

Now, my family has a history of ear-related problems, and I'm terrified of going deaf, so I promptly signed out of work, went home and medicated myself up.

The thing is, the job I have now is only Temp work, so any ill days I don't get paid. I had to have two and a half days off, and although I know I really, really HAD to... it just feels like a complete waste.

Lame week. Next week will be better! *positive outlook*

Happy Belated New Year!

January 4th, 2008 at 02:01 am

Just a quick post to say hi to everyone.

Hello, I'm Finch! I've decided to bite the bullet and start a blog, mostly to keep me on the straight and narrow with my finances.

I'm actually surprised that there are so few young people into personal finance, especially on the internet. Anyone else notice this?