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MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

Today my first plan was to spend the day in Rome, but, my friend wasn't available and honestly I don't like to do the tourist alone...so we must decide and fix a new date, hopefully before September because I'd like to visit the exhibition of Bansky...plus I know that into Termini Station there is a lovely corner...and I'd like also to convince my friend to eat into ROMEOW restaurant (vegan local where you can find in the room lovely cats...In Japan there are a lot of cat cafe and these gave ideas for similar local in Italy...

I'm reading a thriller and is nice, I loved title and the fact that investigator was a woman (girl power), then there are other books to read and some magazine as Goodhousekeeping UK and US, I like them because are extremely interesting and help me to improve my English knowledge, I received a couple of letters and I'm going to find a day in the next 2 weeks to sit and write answers and send out the letters...honestly also if I write email…

MY WINDOW SHOPPING OF THE WEEK

Ok I've done some shopping and I already bought perfect jacket for September temperatures, when is cold but not so cold, warm but not so hot to go without a jacket and into my closet there were only coats for winter...
However I am always a woman that loves fashion so I did some window shopping... BONPRIX





I like to take mental notes and do photos on items I like, I notice that are really few the times i like the same things the day after...hurrah for my wallet and my finances:P
H&M daily temptation near home (this is why I tend to go here few time is possible) IBS: ok I'm going to buy these 2 books because my mother asks for first and I am going to read and giftanother copy of the second


Well now is time to see what nice events thre are in Rome tomorrow, because tomorrow will be a great day also with hottest temperature of season....

REALTOR DIARY: BANK, MORTAGES AND PATIENCE

As I wrote also I love Real Estate and I'm sure It will be a never ending story because it is part of my DNA...However a friend of mine and me were talking during a journey in the pool near home about the fact that sometimes Banks do great mistakes...Let me explain It better...
Some months ago I was in the office controlling and writing some documents and I received a call from a nice girl that we call Gina (not her real name) was asking information for an apartment, so I did more questions about what she was looking for and I had the perfect house for her... we visited It a evening and she liked it so fixed a second appointment for the saturday morning (two days later the first visit) and this time she went with 2 friends and technicians well 2 hours later she was writing her first offer...we contracted with Gina and with homeowner and in the end we find a deal on €59000 for a tiny flat with giant terrace...
Gina needed a little mortage so ask in a bank, well she moved in Italy for…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This past week is been good, with slow time, good quality time with friends...I'm using weeknights to read, I still have several books to read, for the moment I've read Calendar Girl volume 2, isn't bad and I'm going to read all the four books but probably I'm going to sell them later...
My friend Noemi says that I'm a good font for book to read:P and asks suggestion I gave her is been to read: No baggage, I admire the choice to travel without baggage but honesty also if small I need to travel with baggage, yes I am been able to travel 16 day in the U.S. only with tiny hand baggage (I am afraid to loose it) but I am not able to travel without it!!!
My finances are in a good moment, since I opted to use foot and bike more often is possible I'm saving a quiet amount of money on fuel, I'm covering weekly expenses with dog sitting income and I am proving that i s possible have a good social life also when you are on a budget...I'm also planning some day t…

MY IDEAL BAGGAGE

Most of my friends didn't believe that I was that kind of woman able to travel with only one baggage and also light, I must to admit I am been helped a lot about christian camps during my teens, but i must also confess that at the beginning I traveled with giant baggage with all my closet inside and then in the end of camps I wore few outfits, so in the years I created my strategy: few pieces that can be mixed together creating new look....
LAst week I was reading my monthly copy of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING UK and there was a fashion article about The perfect packing...and I was absolutely agree, so my friend asked how could be my baggage for a holiday in a sea place...My choice?
Choose a nice outfit for travel like: jeans, t-shirt or nice top and gym shoes this is a outfit that you can recycle and mix with other piece of your baggage  3bikinis: choosing models that can be mixed creating new bikinis2/3 brasseveral tshirts 1 light jcket, sometimes in sea place the evening is cooler is good t…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This past week is been good, a little bit more relaxed with slowly time and I loved a lot...I've read a lot (and I'm still doing It), I had my weekly real date with friends and I also had a childhood return because me and my friend Claudia decided to watch The Ninja's Turtles -the movie and I loved it.
Before the movie night we went to dinner and we talked a lot about weird people that try to contact you via facebook or other social platforms, seriously you can "meet" real weird people, however we laughed a lot, luckily we opted to eat in our favorite low cost local WIMPY where you choose you giant sandwich and we know well we share weird infos with her...we can't stop to laugh...
After movie we come back to center to drink something with other friends, I don't like a lot of things so I opted for a glass of white wine and is een a good choice, we talked and we continued to laugh, laugh is essential thing in my life!!!
After rainy days seems that sun came ba…

VEGAN FASHION&BEAUTY

I was walking an talking with a friend of mine that became vegans some years ago and I admitted that I admire her because also if I am turning vegetarian quiet slowly I still love cheese and fish ( and I am still eating them), but I am really interested about vegan lifestyle, so I am asking, researching, reading and taking notes about a lot of things...but being a woman I asked her: which is been the hardest part of  became vegan?...She replied: FIND nice clothes!
Honestly I've read the same thing from some vegan actress, so I decided to do a research to understand if now is a little bit more easy that in the past and I found interesting things! I don't like Fur (real or fake) and also into H&M shop I tend to choose Conscious line (that is make with recycling job) but in the past years a lot of people turned vegan and also fashion (together other fields) opened eyes on new products...
Here my personal selection:
DRESS ME VEG I am not that kind of woman that spends a lot of mon…

SAVVY SHOPPING

I've done and I'm doing some shopping following my approved shopping list and now I'm also in a deep declutter into my lingerie, I have a lot of socks with holes that need to say Goodbye, same story for some old panties and bra, so I replaced bra with 2 new (one nude and one white), so yesterday during my evening walking I've met a childhood friend we talked a lot about work, family,parent's Healt issues (we can talk a lot about this topic), low salary and then we started to talk about fashion, savings and money...so I said her that I'm trying to be more frugal this summer still having a great social life...I have a weekly budgeting day that I love and hate at the same time, but is in this moment that I track if I am doing a good work or I need to have shopping ban period (when you are savings is good to have shopping ban into a determined field and also for a short period)...
I still like fashion and shopping but being really focused on savings, planning expens…

FIRST DATES

I was drinking a coffee with one of my male friend and we were talking about his dates with girls in the past months, we talked about how was hard for him start again the date play after he broke with his girlfriend of 3 years...so I asked to tell me more about these terrible dates and honestly I've laughed a lot... However when he asked what I like on first date I've thought and the I've said my personal list...
SHOWER AND DEODORANT-seriously also if you worked all day this isn't good excuse to don't do a shower before the date, then also if advertising says that your deodorant last for 72 hours this doesn't means that you can forget soap...one thing is a men that smell like a men, different speech smell like a football teamWEAR CLEAN CLOTHES: Seriously why you must to arrive on first day with big hole in your shirts or jeans (I'm not a big fan of them in general), I'm quiet sure that inside every male closet there is a pair of good jeans and clean with…

CURRENTLY

Honestly I love summer I can say it is my favorite season, also with hot temperatures I love it because permits me to stay outdoor more time is possible (thanks to longer journeys), I can spend hot days in the swimming pool near home...
Most friends are away for their holidays while this summer I'm trying to be more frugal than usual, without became an extreme cheapskate and still having a good social life :D I'm going to have a sort of staycation with some day trips near my hometown but I am already planning some weekend out, always in Italy and always on a budget:P
CURRENTLY I'M: READING No Baggage By Cara Bensen, it is a lovely book and I like it very very much because is real and I prefer to choose this kind of book when I know that It is based on true storyWEARING dark blue shorts, t-shirts and flat gym shoes, yes this is my summer uniform to soak less is possible because my hometown is very hot and humid but wearing my sort of uniform I can survive better to hot tempera…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This past week is been busy as usual but full of good dates with friends, I also had several appointments for my personal house research but I haven't found it yet... I've done some shopping during discount sales and I am very happy with my expenses, I'm looking for save more money and more quickly in this season so I am always looking for new side hustle :P, plus also if I had and I 'm going to have a good social life ... I'm going to read a lot and I've already planned (and bought) until late August.

In this past week I walked a lot, if I don't use bike I tend to walk from my house to center of my hometown and viceversa so this week I walked about 10 kilometers more than usual plus I am using my day in the pool near home for do gym exercise into the water and honestly I'm noticing some changes into my legs...
I was talking about finances and savings with a friend and I must to say that since I understood the importance of budget and still hating it, I mu…

KIDS AND SUMMER

Yesterday I've spent the evening at birthday party of Sofia tha tis my friend's daughter, she celebrating her 2 year, there were a lot of kids and most of them are Sofia's cousins so I had time to talk with a lot of parents and well I noticed that most of them are always worried about summer with the end of schools because they don't know how they kids can spend their free time.
Usually I tend to stay in silence because I am not a mum yet, but now after years of baby sitting during the entire year, I can say that I understood that kids wants freedom for few days then they want rules and things to do, so reading on other blogs of mothers I understood that sometimes is a problem find something nice to do, so I've started a research to understand what my hometown can offer to family that are going to have staycation or are going to have holiday later...
If both parents work normally holiday are in the middle of August-that is also the most expensive period of the year s…

GIRL TALKS ABOUT FINANCES

I have several friends that haven't problems to say how much they've spent for an item but have problems to admit how much they're earning...
Let me say that me and my group of friends have average salaries so I don't have problems to admit how much is it and how I'm trying to save more, but honestly I've noticed that finances are a taboo topic... During last 2 years of high school I've started to work during week in the cafe (where I am still working-side hustle income from late September till June) but I can easy admit that in that period every single cents earned went directly into shopping session, most of times for stupid staff but I wasn't thinking about savings and if I had unexpected financial needed I asked direct to bank of mum and dad but I can say that I was debt free.
First debt of my life is been in 2012 for American holiday in August and in October of that year I've lost my job so I needed to repay the debt, I've started to read fina…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This past week is been busy of dates with friends, I had a nice breakfast with Sammy  a day in the pool near home with Dom and another one with Claudia, then I've spend and entire day with Dom into my favorite lake BOLSENA'S LAKE and I was shocked that my friend Dom never spent a moment here so we organize and we did it...great choice, infact he loved this place...
I used a free afternoon for buy birthday gift for 2nd birthday of my friend's daughter Sofia that I call my unofficial nephew:P...I found perfect gift at Prenatal shop and luckily I've spent less that I planned (thank discount sales)...As I wrote I'm trying to be more frugal than past months but still having a good social life...it isn't a mission impossible!
Probably this summer I'll don' have a true holiday but I am going to have a lot of mini trip day treats and if in the end of summer I'll saved a good amount I'm going to visit some places that I don't know yet, but I've rea…

GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS ON A BUDGET

What I wrote yesterday? no birthday party invite yet so no birthday gift to buy...absolutely wrong, yesterday my friend invited for 2nd birthday of her daughter and so today I am going to buy the birthday gift for her...honestly surfin on web I found so many discounts and deals that I am seriously thinking about to buy Christmas gift directly in the middle of summer, but maybe is too soon...however today is first day of discount sale so I quiet sure to find a good deal for the gift!
I must to say that I ask what kid needs or which size he/she is wearing because in some shops sizes are really weird and not so right so is always better ask!
However I have selection of things I like to gift to kids:
CLOTHES-is always a good choice because clothes are essential and buying from Prenatal shop you know that every relative of the kid will approve your gift because in some case brand name counts :P









TOYS: I tend to avoid this kind of gift if isn't the mother to ask directly, I know a lot of kid…