The life of your dream doesn’t cost a fortune

One of my strongest assets is that I am very good at managing my money. When I was small, my parents didn’t have a stable job and we didn’t have the luxury of buying many things. I used to complain about this, but with age and maturity, I got to learn that it was a different experience and definitely taught me how to be conscious with my money and appreciate everything I have. Finances for students, parents or if you are thinking of going self-employed is a tough topic because every penny counts to make it to the end of the month.

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Enjoying my staycation

I think we pretty much established that 2020 was going to be the year of change and unexpected events. For the first time in 30 years, I won’t spend my summer holiday with my family in Italy and for the first time in 10 years, my summer holidays will be only for me. I don’t have to worry about studying for exams, writing thesis, PhD bullshit, all this time off is for me, not for science.

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Creating a new life in Kent

When I moved to Kent to start my job, I didn’t remotely think that my life would turn up like this. After my PhD, spending time doing science at evenings, weekends, Christmas, Easter and bank holidays, I was looking forward to starting a new life with a real job, real money and loads of more time to spend for myself. I moved down here on March the 7th and lockdown started on March the 23th. I didn’t even the chance to waste the money I got on my first paycheck because everything was already shut down.

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