I don't know if it is just me or if it's a pretty common thing but I feel that when you're near to hitting your mid 20s, the pressure is on to start making more money or at least started on growing that savings account you got lying around. I know that this is true for me and I've only just joined the 20s club! I wanted to do a post on this topic for a while now, it felt right to do it now because I have just finished paying back family members (those family loans you take out when you are at uni cause you're too "busy" to get a job and fund your own life) and I have finally started putting away a very tiny amount towards my savings account. You know what they say, penny makes pounds!
Of course with spending money, comes more stuff, which means the space you have may be getting a little cluttered... so if saving/making money also equals to saving/making space, then surely this must be a good thing, right? I can't think of any negatives other than the fact that I will be missing out on a few pretty goodies and the opportunity to try new beauty products! *major sad face moment*
I'm currently trying (and failing miserably) to find a happy medium between saving money and spending money to make this grown up lifestyle change slightly more gradual and less drastic.
Here a few tips from one struggling saver to another:
- DO NOT IMPULSE BUY
- LEAVE YOUR BANK CARD AT HOME
- HAVE MORE THAN ONE BANK ACCOUNT
- INVEST IN TIMELESS PIECES
- RETURN IT
- SELL THAT STUFF
- CARBOOT SALE
That's all I can think of at the moment... even just writing this post has made me want to save even more money, the few purchases that I had in mind are slowly fading away... I'm sure I've missed out lots of other tips but these are just a few I've learned from my own experiences over a short period of time as an adult lady. Let me know if you have any more tips, I would love to read them!
Until next time,