Money Talks with Even Angels Fall

Every Thursday I will be bringing you another instalment of my guest series, Money Talks. I’ll be featuring bloggers from all walks of life giving their answers to money related questions. Hopefully you will find a new blog to read and learn more about other people online. Money Talks will be live every Thursday and I’ve got some absolutely fantastic bloggers taking part! Hope you enjoy it. If you’re a blogger and want to take part then get in touch. This weeks instalment features Even Angels Fall. You can check out the Even Angels Fall website here.

Money Talks with Even Angels Fall


When did you start blogging?

I started my first blog back in January 2011 but I started Even Angels Fall in September 2015.

What inspired your blog name?

I had originally written a blog called ‘From Fallen Angel to Yummy Mummy’. When I started again, I wanted to distance myself from my first blog after the end of my first marriage, so I used a play on words from my nickname (fallen angel) and ‘Even Angels Fall’ was born.

What is your attitude to money – are you a spender or a saver? 

I’m a total saver. We live on a tight budget currently, with only one income coming in and a rent to pay which is higher than our own income from the rent of our property. I keep tabs on how much money I have in each account and make sure I don’t spend more than we have.

What is the best bargain you have ever purchased? 

My bridesmaid dresses were quite a big bargain. I got them from Miss Selfridge in the sale. They only ended up costing £7.50 each as there was also a buy one get one free on all sale items!

What is the biggest splurge you have ever made? 

My camera was probably my biggest splurge other than cars… it cost around £400, which I know isn’t huge in comparison to some cameras, but it was a lot to spend on myself when I am usually so careful with money.

If you had £100,000 right now what would you do with it? 

I would add a few bits to our Santorini wedding, book our honeymoon and put the rest towards our dream home.

If you could go back 10 years & give yourself one piece of money related advice what would it be? 

Save the money you earn rather than blowing it. If I had of been careful with money before having children I might have been able to get on the property ladder.

What was the last item you purchased? 

I bought dominoes pizza for my partner Ed’s birthday… before that it was a mini golf desk set as part of his birthday present. It was on sale as a Father’s Day gift – bargain.

Money Talks - Even Angels Fall
What is your favourite ever blog post?
 
I was really proud of my post about my first marriage ending. Although it wasn’t the nicest of topics to write about, I found it really cathartic and people genuinely seemed to like it too.
What is your biggest money regret?  
 
I’ve spent a lot of money in the past on cars which have broken soon after. I think it’s important when buying a secondhand car to spend the maximum you can, as ultimately buying four cars at around £500 each is not economical when they break… I find it hard spending a large amount at once, but sometimes it makes more sense in the long term 

You can find Even Angels Fall on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Also, visit the Even Angels Fall website to learn more about weddings, beauty and lovely food.

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11 Responses

  1. Tracy December 7, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Firstly, love the name of the blog – very eye-catching! Great tips from Even Angels Fall about money – I have always been on the frugal side but sometimes wish I wasn’t. Totally relate to the buying things cheaper and then regretting it – it often is much better to pay that little bit extra to get something which will last!

  2. Laura December 7, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I am so bad at saving. I wish I could be better like When Angels Fall. What a bargain with those bridesmaid dresses too. Good going girl!

  3. Dean of Little Steps December 7, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    I’m like her I’m also a saver. I used to be a bit frivolous with my purchases when I was single and working. I guess I could afford to, because hey, I was single. As a mum though and a freelancer, I’ve learned that every penny counts. My husband is the main breadwinner of our family, so I try to make things easier on him by sticking to a budget 😉

  4. Sonia Cave December 7, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Totally on When Angels Fall wave length about wishing I hadn’t splurged so much pre children. I’m not a huge frivolous spender but it would have helped now

  5. MELANIE EDJOURIAN December 7, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I am a saver, wish my husband was lol. I agree it’s good to get as good a car as you can afford otherwise the costs that can arise after can be a nightmare.

  6. Helen December 7, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Lovely to find out more behind When Angels Fall – I’m also a total saver 🙂

  7. Emma December 7, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    I’d never heard of this blog before, what a brilliant name. I definitely need to get better at saving money. After our travel next year we are really going to start adding to asavings and pension pot.

  8. Kara December 8, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Emma is a local blogger and really lovely. I agree with her on the car front, better to save and buy a decent one than a cheap and cheerful one as they can cost so much money

  9. Helen Wills December 8, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Totally agree on the car thing. A car feels like such wasted money, given that you never get it back, but I think we have to regard it as a necessary expense, and get the best we can afford. Much more likely to be reliable if you do.

  10. Lorna December 8, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I must get into save-mode, because we have all these family travel plans. Good luck saving for the dream house, Emma-Louise. When you find it I look forward to reading about it on your blog, too!

  11. Kerry norris December 9, 2017 / 8:04 am

    Fab interview. I cannot believe the bargain you had even angels fall with your bridesmaid dresses. Ironically the last thing I bought was a pizza last night lol

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