Hello 2017!

Good morning and welcome to 2017! You may have seen a post pop up just yesterday for the first time in months. I’m hoping that 2017 will bring me lots of things but also I am hoping that 2017 is the year that I really keep Keene On Saving going. The blog is two years old now but falls by the wayside often – no more!

I will still be blogging over at Futures but I am keen to increase my content here. How I am going to manage that with a newborn and a 5 year old in full time school who knows but we shall see?

Will you join me for my journey?

Feeling Positive

Does 2015 fill you with dread or happiness? I’m feelingĀ so positive right about now. I mentioned before that we had got rid of all consumer debt except my credit card and that I just had a select few family members to pay back. Well, make that one less now. Right at the end of 2014 I managed to pay back all of one debt to someone and can now focus on the higher amount of someone elses’s.

How I did it was pretty easy – I barely went out over Christmas and we went to someone else’s house for all of the festivities. I saved money on a big Christmas food shop, I did extra work all month and had a few unexpected early payments. Realising I had that little bit extra in my account was a good day – and I realised I had more than enough money to pay someone back completely. Lets just say it made their day and I went into 2015 feeling great.

We have two more people to pay off completely now (as well as my credit card which I am planning to do a 0% balance transfer with). I’m going to pay this back as quick as I can and am trying to do so in a number of ways – I’m decluttering like a madwoman and putting tons up for sale.

What are your feelings on 2015 so far? What are you hoping for this year?

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! With a new year comes New Years Resolutions and whilst I don’t normally make some, I’m making some blog related ones this year.

I’ve been so bad at posting on this blog recently – life just got on top of me. But I am happy to announce that this will happen no longer. I have a content schedule planned for both my blogs which I am aiming to keep to and I also have a trillion ideas in my ideas folder for blog posts – meaning I hopefully shouldn’t run out of any posts! Add to that some amazing guest posts I’ve got coming up and I’m hoping 2015 will be a great new year.


Have a fantastic 2015!