Category Personal Finance

My Shiny New Website

Happy Saturday! Girl Counting Pennies has moved to a self hosted domain. My new home is now here and it is very cosy! 🙂 Subscribe to my new RSS feed or to receive posts via email. I will no longer be posting on this website and all future posts will appear on Please let […]

Gym Memberships: Money Down the Drain

My relationship with gym memberships has always been a bit rocky, to say the least. I took out my first gym membership at the age of 23. It didn’t take long for the sales person to convince me, that I simply needed to sign up for their 12-month package that included the usage of the […]

How to Live on One Hundred British Pounds Per Month

Instead of writing my usual Sunday Special post, I thought I would write something different instead. Today I want to talk about the bare minimum that one person needs to survive in such an expensive city as London. Okay, this is a bit dramatic, but I am sure you get the point. The title of […]

10 Ways to Cut Your Food Bill in Half

Since I made the decision to become debt free, I have been looking for ways to reduce my spending. Since the beginning of June, I have cut my food shopping bill in half and today I wanted to share with you all how I made this happen. 1. Make your shopping list I use an […]

When to Buy Your First Home?

I have previously mentioned that I own a property in my hometown, and today I would like to tell you a story of how I stepped up onto the property ladder at the age of 21 and whether this is something I regret doing. My parents have always been opposed to the idea of renting […]