2014: A Time For Change

Hello everyone!

Long time no see! It has been a bit busy at home recently – Jack’s birthday was this past Wednesday, Christmas is obviously coming up and I had a vast number of articles to write in the past few weeks which left little time for blogging on either blog.

2014, however, is a time for change. I plan to dedicate more time to updating BOTH blogs – whilst I post regularly on Futures, I am not showing the same level of commitment to Keene On Saving – which really annoys me. I know I only have myself to blame and this is why there will be a different state of affairs come next year.

My plan for next year is to work around Steve’s schedule as much as I can. I shall be sorting out my home office within the first few weeks of January (the computer is currently in the bedroom which is no problem if I can use the laptop – however I prefer using the PC). I will be getting everything on track so will be sticking to a schedule centred around Steve’s shifts. The long and the short of it is that I will spend a day taking pictures and preparing for posts on both KOS and Futures and then another day writing posts for the week.

This will leave 5 days – 4 for my freelance work and 1 for chilling out. Obviously, I plan to get as much done when Steve is at work as possible so I can spend more than one day with him but that is the general jist for now. I am also going to be putting down Jack’s name for nursery for a couple of days in the next few months. Whilst we can’t really afford it right now, I am sure by tightening our belts even more and looking into what help we can get that we could manage. This would likely bring some positivity to my working life as well – I tend to work when Jack is busy napping or at night but this isn’t always possible if he is playing up. This also means I get barely anything done during the day as he gets my full attention. Being in nursery for a few hours a week will certainly increase productivity and hopefully bring more money in too!

This is quite a rambly post and for that, I apologise. But I am looking to make some changes next year and these are just some of them. Check back soon for the financial changes I plan to make to ensure 2014 is a much better year than 2013.

Welcome to Keene On Saving!

Hi and welcome to Keene On Saving!

I’m Bex and I am a 20 something mum of one from the UK. I currently blog over at Futures which is a mixture of lifestyle, parenting and beauty. I decided to start Keene On Saving as I am an avid reader of other saving/money blogs and we have had our own troubles with money in recent months. I wanted to document our journey in getting out of debt and all about saving for our wedding and perhaps growing our family even more.

If you follow me on social media, you will see my surname is Smith so you may wonder why my blog is called Keene On Saving – is it a simple spelling error? The name was actually thought up by the lovely Sarah – whilst I may not be a Keene just yet, both my fiance and son do share the surname and I will do too – so why not use the name for a play on words?

Long story short, this blog is to document every step of our financial journey – from paying back debts to saving to self employment, it will all be here. I hope you will come along for the ride too!