Saturday, 19 July 2008

Penny Pincher

After a tightfisted 8 years living off our retirement capital I've become rather used to Penny Pinching. Perhaps I should change my blogging name to Penny Pincher. I could re invent myself. That's the beauty of the blogging life. But however much one tries to write as if this is a fictional account real life creeps in. It's hard to keep it out.

Over the last few months I've become much better off. It started last year with being granted, on compassionate grounds, my work pension several years early. I wasn't due to receive it till I was 65. Once my pension came in I was able to cash in my AVC pension. Finally I've been awarded a Carer's Allowance. With several months arrears. Such riches.

Just at the time the whole world appears to be going into financial meltdown I appear to be bucking the trend. Hooray.

5 comments:

vtroom said...

Penny Pincher? LOL - actually that is not bad at all. You could start a new blog with penny pinching tips for the rest of us from your own experience. I'd certainly be interested! Congrats on your little windfall. May it get you through tough times and keep you happy and well.

j9marshall said...

Congratulations on the windfall - having to cope with dificult domestic issues is made a little easier with enough money, I hope.

Flowerpot said...

Well done you - I'm so glad that someone's OK financially!

merry weather said...

But I like you as Lady Thinker!! That name has grace and imagination.

I am so glad your persistence and patience have been rewarded. This looks like a great incentive for the new you!

Jay said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you - it's so hard sometimes to get what you're due from the state, but you have! Well done!

Always easier with a little extra money. Money doesn't make the world go around, but it does grease the wheels. ;)