Welcome to Penny Wise, Life Rich!

New Beginnings

Hello and welcome to the very first post of Penny Wise, Life Rich!

In this post I will tell you a little bit about myself and what you can expect from upcoming posts on my blog. I hope you will enjoy reading!

Penny Wise, Life Rich was born out of a desire to help people. To help people be ‘Penny Wise’ and look after those pennies while also being ‘Life Rich’ and not feel like they are missing out. Boo to money-saving, boring!! Well yes, for some it may be boring, but it is essential if you want to get out of debt, live debt free, save for bigger purchases and, if you want to, get on to the property ladder. It is my intention to show you easy ways to make savings in every day areas which will in turn create a savings pot or a route to becoming debt free.

I have been a huge fan of Martin Lewis and his website Money Saving Expert  for a long, long time and even managed to see my user name mentioned in his book  Thrifty Ways for Modern Days, which was released in 2006. So, as you can see, I have been at this money saving malarkey for a fair few years!

On the blog I will be sharing thrifty recipes and general money saving tips. This will be in addition to my day-to-day comings and goings. I am currently saving for a house deposit and am trying to move from first-time-trier to first-time-buyer, I shall document my progress on this as and when. You can also see my progress on the thermometer tracker on the side bar. As I move from first-time-trier to first-time-buyer I will be documenting my journey and sharing my tips and dos and don’ts.

What about me? Well, I am thirty one years old. I love anything crafty. I knit, sew and stitch and am self taught apart from the beginning of my knitting journey aged 7 when I was taught those first ever knit stitches by a neighbour that have had me hooked ever since! I really enjoy gardening and will be taking my trials and errors from last summer forward and hope to create a better effort at growing some food to eat. Naturally I will be sharing my trials and tribulations with you.

I also run. I am a part of a local running club and like to take part in a bit of running now and again. I am currently in training for Brighton Marathon on Sunday 17th April 2016 and will be following this with another marathon a few weeks later, The Kent Road Runner on 28th May 2016. A little bit crazy perhaps! I have run two marathons previously and intend to focus on shorter distances after these as the training is pretty intense.

So that concludes the introductory post of PennyWise, Life Rich! If you have any questions or topics you would like shared on the blog please get in touch on my contact page or leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you!

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