Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Making money, saving money
I'm retiring in October, the rent from the tenant is supposed to make up for my loss of salary. At the moment I'm running at a loss, but I'm working on the theory that as long as all the big spends are out of the way by October we should break even.
Some of the things I used to do to save money when we lived in the house are no longer doable on the boat.
I cannot batch cook as there is no freezer to store extra meals in.
I cannot stock up on yellow sticker food for the same reason.
I shop every 2 or 3 days as there is very little storage space in the cupboards or fridge.
One of the bloggers I follow did a post entitled 'How I make extra money'
I did read it but the blogger is doing all the things I used to do.
She has a lodger, she dog sits, she does overtime at work. I have done all these and more but they are no longer available to me.
I have no room for a lodger, no room to dog sit and there has been an overtime freeze at work for the last eight years.
So what next, I've signed up for survey sites but I'm never in the group they are looking for.
As I'm CRB checked I could babysit, but I cannot see to drive at night so wouldn't be able to travel home.
Cashback sites are no good as we don't purchase enough stuff to make it viable.
I have sold stuff in eBay but only stuff I'm getting rid off. I don't buy stuff to sell on as I have no room to store anything I bought.
I have until October to think of something, I'll let you know if I find something successful.
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