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28.02.08 – Flowers, Beer & Soda Water

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One look at the ‘Tags’ section on my blog will reveal that beer & alcohol are one of the most prolifant purchases in my spending regime. . .

What’s interesting though is that I didn’t realise that until I started this blog. So I’ve had a look at it now and am ready to re-dress the balance. Plus the fact I’m 28 today and need to slow down a little 🙂

Spends for yesterday:

Train fare – £14.50
Breakfast – £1.50
Lunch – £1.99
Flowers – £10.00
4 x beers – £3.00
Soda water – £0.95
Total Spend – £32.00

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February 29, 2008 at 11:06 am

Member Profile: DailySpends

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Hey guys. I just added a quick profile over at the Daily Spending Network so you can learn a little more about me 🙂

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February 29, 2008 at 10:47 am

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Successful Financial Negotiation

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Just wanted to mention an excellent article recently featured on Jay’s DumbLittleMan.com called ‘The Art of Negotiation: Fifteen Steps to Success‘.

The concept for the article was thought up by one of my pals who I know was very pleased to be featured on such a well known site. The article gives some good practical tips for all stages of negotiation.

I’d recommend you take five minutes out to pop over and check out what you should be doing in your next negotiation. And . . . don’t forget we negotiate every day be it at work, home, at the pub. Read Jay’s tipss and keep them in your mined for the next suitable occasion.

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February 28, 2008 at 12:27 pm

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Daily Spends – Mothers Day Special

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Its Mothers Day on Sunday. I have three Mothers to sort for this year:

1 – My Mum
2 – My Mother in Law
3 – My Wife (from my 2 kids, dog, and unborn)

In short, it could be an expensive one! However, I’m lucky enough to have thought ahead and got a few things in over the January sales so each lucky Mother has got a nice cheap (but orginally expensive) Mothers Day gift bag including:

– Bath smellys
– A cool little cake shaped trinket
– A beautiful handmade card
– Some perfume
– Some nice little silk flowers

Total Original Price – £42.39 per bag (x 3 = £127.17)

Total Price ACTUALLY Paid – £14.50 per bag (x 3 = £43.50)

Cash saved by thinking ahead = £83.67

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February 28, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Daily Spends – 27.09.08

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Let’s keep it real eh? Month end . . . severe lack of funds . . . depressing trip to the docs. I need some relaxation in the form of beer. So here’s what I’m guessing as spend for today:

6 x Beer – £5.00
1 packet of pistachio nuts – £1.49
Fuel – £15.00
Total – £21.49

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February 27, 2008 at 1:48 pm

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Penny Saved Credit Card ‘Cut Up’ Contest

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Our friends over at The Penny Saved are running a fab contest in which you can win tons of cool prizes including:

  • Two iPod nanos
  • One (large) surprise prize
  • One copy of Organizing Your Life
  • Five copies of Ramit Sethi’s personal finance ebook (a special thanks to Ramit for donating these)
  • Two copies of Trent’s 31 Days to fix your Finances ebook

To enter the contest get the full low-down, see the original post at: The Penny Saved Credit Card Cut Up Contest

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February 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm

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Monday 26.02.08 – Nice & Cheap

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Kept it cheap today although had to shell out on a £14.00 train ticket and couldn’t resist a KFC mini fillet burger followed by a bus ride home.

Train Fare – £14.00
KFC Mini Fillet Burger – £0.99
Bus Fare – £1.00
Total – £15.99

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February 26, 2008 at 2:48 pm

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