The Great British Budget

It’s the end of January! It’s finally pay day! You survived!

Of course what we all want to do now is reward ourselves for getting through the longest, greyist most miserable month of the year by splashing the cash . . .
Wait! Stop. Before you go out and blow your wages . . . can you actually afford it?  Do you even know if you can afford it?
Join the Great British Budget ChallengeThis month I’m joining in with The Great British Budget –
Budgeting can change your life, yet according to one recent study two thirds of people in the UK fail to budget. Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet in the run up to pay day or if you’ve got something special you’d like to save up for, a budget can help you ensure that your money is working hard for you every day. 
Join The Great British Budget and help change these statistics. 

I have learned the hard way that budgeting really is the way forward in life – but even now we still seem to get caught out by unexpected expenses, the money never really stretches far enough – especially at the moment while I’m on maternity leave.So – my goal for February is to stick to our food budget.  Every month we set a budget for groceries and without fail we spend more than we planned.  Now I think this is, for the most part, due to us just being unrealistic about what we can live on with four mouths to feed and three bums to keep clean and dry in the nappies!  So we’re going to take a long hard look at our needs for the month, set the budget and blinking well stick to it!  (I’ll let you know how we get on!)

Why not join in too? I’d love to know how you get on!


  1. January 31, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    I really really need to get better at good budgeting and meal planning. We are bad for throwing food away and I'd love to reduce waste a lot more!

  2. February 4, 2014 / 6:59 am

    Thanks for sharing – something to consider!

  3. February 4, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    thank you for the great blog post great thing to think about

  4. February 15, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    im always so careful with money my family tease me about it all the time

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