Away From The Madding Crowd
Hello and welcome to my little part of this wonderful MSE community. For almost 10 years I have read the contents of various forums seeking advice and inspiration regarding a multitude of subjects. The help and knowledge that I have gained cannot be underestimated and there are literally too many people to thank individually. Despite being an avid reader of numerous threads, I have never actually contributed, until now.
So, why now? At the age of 60 years old, I find myself mortgage free, debt free and semi-retired. I feel very fortunate to be in this position, but it was not easily achieved. Since making the difficult decision to leave full-time employment due to work-related stress, I have attempted to manage the negative impact this situation had on my health and our finances. However, I am slowly realising that this new chapter in my life is not only an opportunity to heal, but to also thrive. I hope that a diary will keep me motivated and may even help others in some small way.
I have chosen the ‘Over 50’s MoneySaving’ thread for my diary because I think it best fits my criteria. I am over 50 and intend to share how I make the best of our finances whilst also enjoying life.
In terms of money, my DH still works full-time. I work part-time, receive a small work pension and monies from my side hustle (crafting). I do not intend to share detailed information regarding our finances; however, I will include tips on how we keep within our own budget and how we make the most of it. Suffice to say that some have more than us and others have less. We have enough for our needs.
So, deep breath. Here we go.
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