My recent birthday fell on a Friday, which called for a long weekend. I decided I’d like a morning at home and then a wander in Brighton, as G and I had a National Trust visit with family lined up for the next day.
Here’s a breakdown of what I spent.
I’ve written about money before, without much precise detail. Inspired by Money Diaries, How I spend it and The Financial Diet, here I’ve broken down what I spent on a Saturday in London.
Last January I wrote about what I learned from introducing and sticking to a new budgeting system. Here’s the post if you’d like to catch up.
I’ve covered many topics on this blog. So far, money hasn’t been one of them. It can be an awkward subject, so tightly connected to privilege, appearances and security. It’s becoming more common to discuss money within my social circles, potentially thanks to Refinery29’s Money Diaries series and similar articles.
Catch ups with friends often tiptoe around the subject until one of us asks a specific question. Although I would never ask someone to share their financial circumstances if it made them uncomfortable, each conversation has left the air a little clearer. Whether it’s annual salary or monthly housing costs, having points of comparison can help to position and prepare ourselves better.