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Money on the Mind

Money, Money, Money.. it is never ending.. there is always something to do, to buy, or some emergency.

We have a lot on at the moment, building an extension, renovations, on top of everyday life bits and bobs. My oldest is starting college, the bus pass costs nearly £300!  Then he would like to buy a moped so he can get back and forth from his new job - but he will pay us back for that..  

And, our oldest just had his prom night - £250 later....  kids are so damn expensive.

Then there are school trips to Belgium, our family holiday in August, and all the small things like clothes, and shoes etc.. Not forgetting the dreaded school uniform this summer which cost me near on £400 last year!

At the moment we're piling all our money into the extension, but I desperately want a new front door. Our current one is worn and on its last legs.

With all this I've been saying a lot to myseIf "we need more money.” or “I wish I had more money.” It’s natural to think these thoughts, however, doing so only creates more stress around money. At the end of the day money we need to remember that, money is nothing more than a tool that we use to trade with, it is a concept. But there are options out there available and we've been looking at available loans to help finish the work on our house (and for my new front door)

Bob Marley — ‘Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.’

As long as I have a roof over my head, my kids are clean, healthy and they have food in the kitchen. This is what is most important. But, when you have dreams and aspirations, like the extension, or a new front door - this is when money can start to take over your thoughts and becomes a bit of a headache.

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