Finances


Banking

Posted on May 7, 2014

I looked into this subject extensively before we came away and we both agreed we did not want to carry a lot of cash around with us in the van or on our persons. I also was adamant I didn't want us to be paying fees for using our cards overseas. So after a lot of deliberation and investigation we decided to open a Norwich & Peterborough current joint bank account purely for our travels. This account does not charge for taking money out abroad ...

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Reassessment of the Budget at 2 Month Point

Posted on May 7, 2014

Shaun and I are financing our travels from only our Army Pensions. Since setting off travelling we have reassessed our finances and we have now reallocated £600 each per month (instead of £500 this is what we first allocated ourselves, but we have found this was not enough for us to enjoy the experience the way we wanted to.) We now allow ourselves €40 (£32.92) per day as our daily budget. We have found in April we were are able to ...

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April 2014 Expenses

Posted on May 5, 2014

April was a little easier to keep to our €40 (£32.92) per day budget, this was due to us being in one place for a substantial amount of time. We were able to eat out in Portimao on a night and still keep in budget while Shaun's mum and dad visited. Dinner was €8.00 (£6.58) per person for a 3 course meal (not incl drinks). The Aire we stayed in was €2.50 (£2.05) per night and it cost us €2 (£1.64) to fill up with 100lts of water per ...

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March 2014 Expenses

Posted on April 5, 2014

March was a very expensive month for us. We set off on our travels on 7 Mar 14 heading for Bourg St Maurice by 20 Mar 14. Our ferry fee of £50.00 was paid for as a leaving present. We travelled on mostly A roads and avoided the motorways and their tolls. We tried to keep to our €40 (£32.92) a daily budget but we knew the amount of mileage we had to do, the fuel cost would take us over that. Not Included in this figure was the Bourg St ...

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What We Spend!

Posted on April 1, 2014

This page will be updated, once we set off, at the end of each month, with stats of what we have spent during the month and what it was on.

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