Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Like an alcoholic I am now going to have to start counting the number of days since my last non-system bet. Discipline is definitely the key in the world of gambling. It sits like an angel on one shoulder whilst the little devil called Greed whispers into my other ear.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
The Betfair work was the best. Basically I went through all the ten year trends to rule out horses which I thought definitely wouldn't win. I then laid them at SP to a £100 liability. All in all I laid 40 to 50 horses on the last day of the Festival (so had a theoretical liability of £700) and they all duly obliged. In fact I'm sure only about 3 were even placed.
This worked so well that I think I'm going to do it for all the big meetings where there is a lot of history and stats to work with. The next logical time to try would be the Grand National Meeting at Aintree, and also the Cambridgeshire meeting at Newmarket which is the traditional curtain raiser for the Flat season.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
My mortgage is currently £573. I reckon we can rent our's out through an agent for £580. We'll therefore have to lay out £58 per month in agency fees. We'll be able to reduce our insurance from £35 Buildings and contents to £10. All of this gives a net result of - £26.
Once we've moved our new place has 16 Solar panels so the Electricity bill is virtually nothing, bagging a saving of £40 per month. Also, as my wife is currently off on Maternity leave, we've decided to go down to one car. This could mean big savings. Apart from the £600 value of the car, on a monthly basis we're looking at saving £40 a month on insurance (I'm already a named driver on the other car) and another tenner on road tax.
We've got possible further savings on our TV package as the Mrs says she'll be happy to look at cutting down from our current £68 (!) package.
Overall I think that makes a saving of £64 per month on the move.