Making Memories

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed a correlation with the growth of social media and the term/trend of ‘making memories’. It’s one of my bugbears. These days, plastered all over my Facebook are people posting photos about days out, holidays, special occasions – a lot with the concept of making memories. People try to […]

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Subscription Boxes: Silent Savings Killers

There’s something out there that’s silently crushing your ability to save. It’s superfluous and a complete money drain. What am I talking about? Subscription boxes. It started with one or two but they have simply proliferated into obscenity. There are so many freaking subscription boxes on the market. What exactly am I talking about? For […]

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Why Does Everyone Feel the Need to be Busy?

Why do people in modern society feel the need to be busy? People wear their busyness like a badge of honour. Because if you’re not busy, that means you must be lazy, right? I’m not saying that I’m immune to this. I’ve often bemoaned that I’m busy, life is hectic and I could do with […]

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Ways to Save on a Weekend Trip

This past weekend, we took a short but sweet visit to Niagara Falls. We have wanted to experience the beauty of the falls since way before we actually moved to America. But since we’ve been here, it’s been one of those trips that has always been bumped for something else. I’m not sure if it’s […]

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I Don’t Hate My Job

It’s not a prerequisite to hate your job when you’re on the path to financial independence. I actually love my profession and love the career I have built. But as much as I find fulfillment and satisfaction in it, I’m still quite willing to close the door on that part of my life when we […]

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That Lifestyle Inflation Trap

We became Mr. and Mrs. in 2011. After the big day and our 3 week honeymoon, we re-entered the land of normality midway through the year. Phew, we’d done it! We’d knuckled down and saved hard to pull all that off. Time to celebrate – we could spend money again! Or not. We incurred £1,000 […]

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Convention

I recently read a blog post and it struck such a chord with me, that I’m still thinking about it days later. The post was entitled Embracing Territorial Living by Four Pillar Freedom. The essence of the post discussed hierarchical vs. territorial living. Hierarchical being you live your life constantly thinking about how others perceive […]

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Project 333

Back in early January, up popped Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things on my Netflix homepage. I ended up watching it twice in two days because, as I sat in wonderment the first time around about how truly amazing it was, I knew Mr. LLC had to watch it too. We’ve always erred on […]

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Attitude Matters

Having a positive outlook can spill over to pretty much every area of your life. I try to approach every situation with a default positive demeanour and that helps me to not put roadblocks in the way before I’ve even begun. Instead of approaching a situation and looking at potential problems as roadblocks, I think […]

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Paying Off My Student Loan

Saturday 18th February 2017. The day I cleared my student loan balance and we can officially say we have no debt (this may change if we decide to buy a house but I’m just going to revel in our debt-free state right now)!! The Loan I had a total of £13,631.01 coming out of university […]

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