Penny Wise

Going it alone

Posted January 12th, 2015

I didn't know what to call this post - 'Going on holiday?' 'Putting Penny to sleep?' I'm still not sure! Still, we'll go with this one. You may have noticed that my blogs on Simple Savings have been getting fewer and farther between. This is largely due to the fact I have been working so many jobs but (and this probably sounds a bit weird) on the rare occasions I had time to sit and put 'pen to paper', I just couldn't to tune into being Penny any more. My own head was so full of stuff that I just couldn't think of a thing to say! It took a while to realise what the problem was but I can see now that this was the real me trying to get out. As soon as I realised what I had to do, the urge to write immediately came back again! And, what I need to do is give Penny a rest and let Jackie take over. I need to put my head down, bum up and get both Penny and me out of the financial mess we're in. And, not being one to do things by halves I am also saying goodbye to the budgeting ladies. They have been wonderful and I have been so lucky but I want to stand on my own two feet now and be 100% focused without - well, without anyone telling me what to do I guess. It's time to step up, do things my way and see how fast I can reach my goal.

So this will be my last blog as Penny, at least for now. The thing is, the real me still has a lot going on in her head! And, I'm a writer. I have to write stuff, I can't help it. I'm never happier than when I'm writing heaps, even if nobody else reads it. So the real me has started a new blog and you are very welcome to pop in any time. It's called Riches Have Wings and it feels like a breath of fresh air to me right now. I shall miss Penny, she was a bit of a sweetie lol but I like the think the new, more focussed me will have more to offer, both as a writer and a money saver. I guess time will tell! I'm sure I will still pop my head into the Forum now and again so it's not goodbye. I still know where to find you and now you know where to find me :) If you would like to stay in touch with me or keep posted of how I'm doing in my mission, the best way is to 'like' my official Jackie Gower, Writer page on Facebook here. I wouldn't have made it this far over the last couple of years without the help and support of all of you so please don't be strangers and I'll try not to be too!

See you all around :) xxx

Blog Posts by Penny Wise

January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
  • Tying up loose ends - and teeth!
  • Spaghetti saves the day!
  • Another decade and a new start!
September 2014
August 2014
June 2014
May 2014
March 2014
  • One year on
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
  • 'Holding your head high' broke
  • The good with the bad
July 2013
  • High maintenance!
  • And now the REAL challenge begins!
June 2013
  • No dream house? No way!
  • Penny buys a car!
  • Feelin' Good
  • The company of Buddhas!
May 2013
April 2013
  • The $26 Challenge
  • Save our scraps!
  • Teach a man to fish...
  • With a little help from my friends...
  • It's been awhile...
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
  • Little bits REALLY add up!
  • Gone to have a pity party...
September 2011
August 2011
  • Creative thinking
  • A wee journey back in time
  • Everyday triumphs
  • What a difference a month makes...
  • Food for the brain!
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
  • Small house, happy life
  • A new patch of paradise
  • Proud
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
  • New tricks
  • Home Comforts
  • Salesperson of the Year!
April 2010
March 2010
  • A Changed Man
  • No such thing as a free lunch
  • $1.00 x 18,000
  • We could be heroes...
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
  • Doing it tough
  • The Big Road Trip!
  • Wellington here we come!
  • Getting your priorities right
  • The 100 Mile Challenge
  • Hard wired
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
December 2007
November 2007
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  • The $10,000 Challenge - yikes!
  • Desperately seeking Stan
  • Disorganised Christmas
  • The Simple (Savings) Life
  • Painting the town red
October 2007
  • Drunk and disorderly
  • King of the boring trolleys
  • A new commitment
  • Lady luck
  • The power of positive thinking
  • 21st Century boys
September 2007
  • Rock and a hard place
  • A real 'Ray' of sunshine
  • Declined!
  • These are a few of my favourite things...
  • Chained to the kitchen
  • Living the caveman way
August 2007
July 2007
  • Back into the groove
  • Bedlumps and pomegranates
  • A dog's life
  • Paying less with pride
  • Tightfisted in Taupo!
  • Ignorance is bliss
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
  • Fabulous freebies
  • One of those days...
  • Santa's little helper
  • Smaller size feet
  • Thinking outside the square
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Never know until you try
October 2006
  • A swinging time!
  • It's the thought that counts
  • How low can you go?
  • Forum therapy
  • Reaping what we sow
  • Goal setting
  • Savings sanctuary
  • Getting tough on bad habits
September 2006
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July 2006
June 2006
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