Episode 12. Finances, Our Non-Negotiables & Top Money Saving Hacks

How do you approach your finances? Do you think you’re an over-spender, under-buyer or find yourself in a financial no man’s land each month? 

We’re opening up about the financial structures we use to help us to stay on track with our spending and saving. We also discuss what it’s like to navigate your finances when you work as a blogger, freelancer or creative. 

Our non-negotiables come under the microscope as we reveal the expenses we can never say no to. And we share our top money-saving tips for when you’re working to a budget, or aiming to save up for your next big expense. 

As some light relief from the financial chatter, we’re sharing our five favourite TV shows in this week’s Weekly Five!


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Ella's blog - Coco's Tea Party

Monica's blog - The Elgin Avenue

Ella's Instagram account - @CocosTeaParty 

Monica's Instagram account - @MonicaBeatrice

Ella’s Full-Size Birchbox Favourites: 

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 

Monica’s Full-Size Birchbox Favourites: 

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 

REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask 

I Have Four Bank Accounts And Here’s Why on The Everygirl

5 Steps To Creating A Budget That Works For You on The Everygirl

Cone Accounting - Monica’s account, they’re awesome for bloggers, creatives and freelancers!

Flower inspiration for people who love flowers in the home too!  

Season 1 Q&A 

Ella’s Favourite TV Shows:

The Handmaid’s Tale

Gilmore Girls

New Girl

Friday Night Lights

The Bachelorette

Monica’s Favourite TV Shows: 


House Of Cards

The Office - US version and my favourite prank: When Jim and Pam trick Dwight

Hunted US

Friday Night Lights