2017 was a year of big change for us as a family - mainly because we finally moved out of our much-loved-but-too-small house, and into a bigger one. This has been a positive in so many ways, but the question was always how much it would impact our ... Read more2017: Bigger house – bigger bills?
End of Year Big Reckonings
I usually try to write my big money reckonings around New Year's Eve, to sum up the year and hopefully inspire anyone who is looking to make some meaningful new year resolutions. So writing this in June means that things have slipped quite badly this ... Read more2016 Big Money Reckoning: an expensive year
Regular readers of this blog will know that I have two main aims with LiveLight: 1) to become financially independent (independent of the need to work to pay the bills); 2) to live a two tonne lifestyle (two tonnes of greenhouse gas per year from the ... Read more2015: The big money reckoning
This year I decided to employ a more informed approach to my resolution-making. So I've taken stock of the past year, financially. It's been an expensive year, not least because we've made some major improvements to the house: namely converting ... Read more2014: The big money reckoning – upsides and downsides