you would think they would feel less guilty about spending £1.50 on a tin of tuna and more guilty over letting their lodger effectively pay their mortgage
Ah, this is a classic DiS genre: picking apart someone’s budgeting decisions
Should have gone for baked beans instead.
I think it’s an article made to annoy people. the days of the week colours are pretty annoying
Does she pay £436 and the £400 from her lodger towards her mortgage or does she pay £36 towards her mortgage?
I think this is a different genre, bbc trying to tell people they just need to budget more, and very comfortable people pretending they are hard up
I think people who do blogs for the BBC should be prevented from trying to be humorous
Just had a read of the article. It’s kind-of mundane isn’t it? This sort of thing:
I have to admit there’s the odd occasion where I can’t resist the call of McCoys salt and vinegar crisps, which would set me back around 70p .
I’m just struggling to see what angle they’re going for.
i’d get a lodger if I really needed to, I just wouldn’t pretend that I felt bad about buying tuna
am worth every penny sorry hun
Assuming the latter
I can’t understand how someone could justify that to themselves.
Why do people still buy normal sized packs of crisps for 70p when you can buy packs 5 times the size for £1?
Thst and they were overpaying their mortgage £100 each month.
hope the lodger reads the article and moves out
As in, they are charging their tenant more than the cost of their mortgage?
I think their mortgage is £436, they are charging £400 rent. they are using that rent for spending extra spending money, tuna fish and mcoys, savings, and paying off an extra £100 on their mortgage every month
I took that to mean she’ll pay £100 extra on top of the £436 but could be wrong
36 pound a month mortgage. fuck me.