5 Frugal things post 32
Half term weeks can be expensive for keeping the children amused, thankfully I had managed to arrange a few things which kept the costs down. It’s still been a busy work week with a personal styling job (I promise its work!) and a meeting up north in Stamford on Thursday with my mentor.
Here are my 5 frugal things:-
Football Fun Week
This is such a cost saving initiative during half terms and the holiday. The boys love it and I get to have work time. This time I risked it with Jack having a go. Dylan promised to look out for him and John who runs the sessions was to call me if Jack had any problems. Off he went, and was picked up at 3pm. He loved it! We definitely have a third footballer child. I really should put that that £10 bet on all three children playing for England football team!
A full blog post and vlog to come on this one. On Wednesday I did a spot of shopping with my friend and fellow business woman Claire Wacey. I needed smart clothes that were on trend and affordable that were suitable for meetings in London and PR events. She chose capsule pieces that could all be mixed and matched. We managed to get 13 pieces for £180, these 13 pieces can be turned into around 20 different looks. This was after a 20% discount that I got for joining the H&M club.
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Huge Aldi Shop
I have spent the past 4 week running down the frozen food we had resisting the big shop for as long as possible. This has saved us an incredible amount of money that we can then use to pay off a chunk of the outstanding credit card debt. On Tuesday I needed to finally go shopping. It was a big Aldi shop that included lots of meat, toiletries, toilet rolls, kitchen roll etc. I managed to get around three week’s worth of food for £150. This included lots of treat things like ice lollies, lovely BBQ meat, 2 roast chickens and burgers. Of course, we will need to buy top up bits like fruit and veg but this will last a long time.
Meeting with Mentor
On Thursday I drove up to Stamford, an hour drive up the A1 to one of the most beautiful towns I have ever been to England. I was meeting an ex-EE colleague who on my last day offered his advice and help whenever I needed it. We meet normally once a year to review what I have achieved and what I am planning. The car was parked and I was offered a free parking ticket by a lovely man, a good sign for the day. I had two hours with my mentor to talk Mrs Mummypenny, plans for the future, we talked investment, we talked focus. I have the beginning of the right plan for Mrs Mummypenny and I must stop focusing on the money.
It’s so important to get good advice in business, whether you are self-employed or employed. I have always had mentors for help with challenging situations and guidance on courses of action. A mentor is free!! You just find the right expert who you can talk to honestly and who will give you the negatives as well as the positives.