Show Me The Money Blogger Awards – Saturday 19th September

Tomorrow I am attending the Show Me The Money blogger awards, hosted by the Money Advice Service. Keene On Saving is my second blog and doesn’t get as much attention as my main blog (which I hope will change now Jack is in school) so I am very grateful to have been asked to attend and will be cheering on some fantastic bloggers who are up for the awards.

Of course, I will be cheering on Emma as she is a friend of mine but I look forward to meeting some amazing bloggers tomorrow.

Will you be attending?

It’s Been A While, Hasn’t It?

It sure has been a while. Since Jack’s time at pre school came to an end I have been struggling to fit everything in. He’s at home with me until the beginning of September so I’ve been trying to juggle spending time with him and taking him out/doing activities indoors, working, writing my lifestyle blog which has been running over four years and unfortunately this led to me abandoning this blog almost completely.

But I don’t want that to be the case anymore. From September, I will be blogging on this site three times a week at least and no excuses. It will be tough to fit it all in but I will manage.

Wish me luck!

Keene On Saving’s Liebster Award



Recently, the lovely Joe from Budget Breakaway nominated me for the Liebster Award and set his nominees 5 questions which they have to answer – eek! My answers will be included this in the post, along with the people I nominate.

What Is The Liebster Award?

It is an online award given by bloggers to other bloggers in recognition of their content. I know Joe is a fairly new reader to KOS and I am not the best at posting on here, so I truly appreciate that!

I’ve struggled to find  people to pass this along to who haven’t already been nominated (and these people probably have!) but I nominate:

From Aldi To Harrods – The Frugal Cottage – A Disease Called Debt

As I couldn’t think of five, I challenge my readers to answer my questions in the comments!

Here are my answers to Joe’s questions:

If I gave you £100 but told you that you had to invest it somewhere new, what would you do with it?  Ooh, this is a toughie! I know my partner’s family have a couple of good investments so I would probably entrust my money to them – my partner is far more up on the investment side of things, I deal with the debt!

What is your next financial goal and what will help you to achieve it? My next financial goal is to get completely out of debt to anyone that isn’t friends or family. I currently owe around £900 on my credit card and I want that gone. I am side hustling like crazy to get that number down. I’m also helping my parents to declutter my old room and anything I sell from there goes towards what I owe my parents.

Who would you say you look up to as a financial role model? Definitely Michelle from Making Sense Of Cents – she is just so inspiring. From becoming debt free to her awesome monthly income updates, I look forward to her posts all the time and take everything she says on board.

What is your most productive time of the day? The evenings when my partner is working nights and my son is in bed – it means I can give a task my full attention.

If you could go back and undo one of your financial mistakes, what would it be? As a couple, I would say don’t buy the static caravan but I was pregnant and we panicked, especially since we couldn’t get a mortgage. Personally, I would say don’t secretly borrow off my Dad because he didn’t want my Mum to find out – she inevitably did, although she doesn’t know the full amount – and we both got a little carried away. I know he wouldn’t have lent it to me if he didn’t have it but I feel guilty constantly!

My Questions:

1. Apart from your day job, what is your favourite way of making money?

2. Best financial decision you have made so far?

3. Most expensive item you have ever bought? Was it worth it?

4. If you won the lottery tomorrow, how would you use the money?

5.  What is your dream job?

I would love to see your answers!