Financial Ups and Downs #5frugalthings

I have had a good week frugally and a bad one.

Financial Ups and Downs #5frugalthings


I have walked a lot which has been a free hobby at least but I have been out for coffee about 4 times – yikes.

I wrote a clear meal plan but have a fridge full of uneaten salad.

I found a bargain replacing football boots but still had to pay a fortune for new blazers and a rugby shirt.

I bought some cheap flowers for me but expensive ones for Grandma.

I thought I was ahead of myself but have had to give someone a lot of money to someone that I did not expect to.


Life throws you curve balls sometimes and sometimes well you just take your eye off the ball.

It is so important to stay mindful about money.


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  1. January 19, 2018 / 08:01

    There are weeks (and sometimes months) like that where you can’t help but spend more than you were expecting. I guess trying to prepare all year round is how we get past those financial down times 🙂

  2. January 19, 2018 / 10:17

    Oh my goodness I know this feeling, there is always something isn’t there. For me it’s often last minute school trips that need to be paid for within a few days or the fact that we just don’t fancy what’s on our meal plan one night.

    • Becky Goddard-Hill
      January 19, 2018 / 12:23

      Yes those little things can soon add up

  3. January 19, 2018 / 13:41

    Don’t be derailed! A frugal lifestyle is 100% better every time! Thanks for allowing me to share.

  4. January 19, 2018 / 21:28

    Part of the joy of having kids is the unexpected expenses and the horrific costs of school uniform. I’m glad I don’t have those anymore. That can throw you right off budget!
    Still miss my babies since they grew up though!

  5. February 1, 2018 / 12:11

    I am joining you on this weeks linky 🙂 thanks so much for posting these love seeing how you have managed to save each week! Totally with you on the meal planning front 🙂

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