Money Mages' Personal Finance Grimoire

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  • July 2020 Savings Report

    Welcome to our July Savings Report.

    The world has opened up a little since our last report. Although maybe a bit too quickly, given the local lockdowns in Aberdeen and the north of England.

    We’ve managed to get a couple of our favourite restaurant meals in, take away only. They’re local and independent, so we wanted to support them. I... [[continue reading]]

  • Salary and Employment Benefits

    This is the second in a series of Guest Posts on Money Mage, by Adam Wilson from Awesome Personal Finance

    Salary and Employment Benefits

    In this post we will explore job compensation and the differences between salary and employment benefits. Have you thought this through carefully? See if you have considered it from every angle by reading some... [[continue reading]]

  • AwesomeBloggerAward - Money Mage

    My good friend Jonathan of Joney Talks fame nominated me for the #AwesomeBloggerAward. Thanks Joney!

    I don’t usually take part in these kinds of chains. Apart from a nod and a smile.

    This time is a bit different. Not just because Joney nominated me, although that’s a big reason. But you don’t know a huge amount about me and... [[continue reading]]

  • 7 Thoughts on Low Cost Living

    We live in a low cost of living city. An hour away from Edinburgh, in Dundee, Scotland.

    Dundee has a really bad reputation. Unfairly, in my view.

    I’ve lived here for 16 years now, initially living in one of its notorious council estates. Do you know what? It was fine. It was a lovely house, and we never had problems.

    ... [[continue reading]]