The past couple of years have been hard and we’ve really struggled. Being self-employed was great to start with; I’d been earning a steady amount each month for well over a year and a half and didn’t think anything of it. I still don’t really understand why or what happened but all of a sudden my earnings dropped to under 1/3 of what I had been making. We had obviously grown accustomed to living a certain way and relied on the money I had been making. Without that, things were really tight for a long time. So, over the past
So many families find summer one of the hardest times of the year. Some parents are forced to take time off during the summer holidays and with 6 or more weeks to fill with activities, it can end up costing a small (or large) fortune. I’m lucky that Erin can go to nursery all year round but this does also mean paying for her sessions over the summer holidays too. I always try to make some extra money where I can so I thought I’d share some ideas for how to make some quick cash this summer. Car Boot Sales
Just the other week John and I were talking about when our mortgage was up for renewal. It turns out that is pretty soon which means it’s roughly the 4 year anniversary of when we bought our house. I honestly can’t believe how fast those 4 years have gone and what has happened during that time. Here’s how we bought our first home together! When John and I first got together I was at university in Nottingham and John lived in North Norfolk. When it came to finishing university I had to make a choice about where to move. I
Being self-employed can be really difficult. You never know when your next piece of work will come in and you never know if you’re going to consistently earn the same amount each month. It would be lovely to be able to say that we don’t rely on the money I make each month but we do, especially now that Erin is at nursery and we don’t get any help with fees at the moment. Being self-employed has changed how we deal with money because something had to change. Here are some tips for dealing with dry spells when you’re self-employed.
When we were looking to buy our first home I found the options quite overwhelming. Not only do you have to think about mortgages, insurance, surveys etc. but before all of that you actually have to find the house you would like to buy. There are loads of places to look now such as high street estate agents or you have so much available at your fingertips with online estate agents. https://mehimthedogandababy.com/wp-admin/edit.php?page=calIn our small town we have quite a few estate agents in the market place. Each has their windows filled with pictures of houses for sale in and around