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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 Hello Cuppies. You can check out the Hello Cuppies website here.
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in 2012 if you can call it that! I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing and thought that it would maybe help my cake business if I blogged every now and then. I had no scheduling pattern or plan and never took it seriously until January 2017. So, whilst I did start back in 2012 I feel better saying 2017 as I really started to blog more, write better and expanded my niches.
What inspired your blog name?
I’m run my own bakery called Cuppies ‘n’ Cream (cuppies is short for cupcakes) so when I started my blog I carried the word Cuppies over and Hello Cuppies was born! I love it but I do find myself repeating myself a lot when people ask my blog name.
What is your attitude to money – are you a spender or a saver?
I’m a bit of both! I’m organised and learnt the hard way from my younger days how budgeting and having priority bills is important. I pay everything as soon as it’s due and I pay into my savings the same day every month so I know what I have left is my ‘splurge’ money.
What is the best bargain you have ever purchased?
Ummm… my MacBook. A friend bought one, didn’t like it, so she sold it to me with a 30% discount! I love it and it’s my pride and joy.
What is the biggest splurge you have ever made?
My car. After driving around old bangers and hand-me-downs for years in February 2016 I got a new car for 10k! I look after it very well and love it as much today as I did when first bought.
If you had £100,000 right now what would you do with it?
I’d pay off my credit card (£2k), save £5k and just leave the rest in my current account to keep my balance healthy.
If you could go back 10 years & give yourself one piece of money related advice what would it be?
DO NOT open a store card, never mind 3! or least use the initial discount and pay off immediately.
What was the last item you purchased?
A pair of boots and a new camera. My last boots have been re-soled too many times so I bought some lovely studded black leather ones which should last a long time.
What is your favourite ever blog post?
I have lots I’m proud of and that have done really well but as I don’t get personal very often on my blog my ‘Where are you from?’ post is special to me.
What is your biggest money regret?
Not buying a house when I was 21 and had the chance!
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