I’ll admit it, I love saving money, sorting my life out and feeling super organised and in control. I read Refinery29 Money Diaries every week, I save every month without fail and I love a coupon. I also love shopping and spending money on shit I like which is why I don’t want to waste money in places that I could spend less. I also save so that I know I have something to fall back on in any emergency!
You guys know I love to shop, but I also love to save and make sure I’m looking after the pennies. I wrote a post all about 4 ways to be better with money which was all about knowing what you have and saving where you can. This post is all about spending that cash that is actually mine to spend. Recently, I’ve joined Starling Bank and I’ve been using this card and account for my ‘fun money’, the disposable income that I know I can spend on whatever I want.
Spending and budgeting are probably one of my most talked about subjects. I’ve always been careful with money so love to dole out
(lectures) advice where I can and I always monitor my monthly spending. I did a little Twitter poll last week all about spending diaries and I haven’t done one for a few months so I thought it was about time. I love reading these posts on Refinery29 because I’m super nosy and just love to see what people spend their money on!
I’ve become obsessed with the Refinery 29 Money Diaries! I don’t know why, maybe I’m just nosy, maybe I just want to know whether I spend a normal amount of money? I don’t know! If you’ve not read them, it’s basically an insight into what women with different salaries, different lives and who live in different areas of the UK spend every week. I also spotted that Gillian from Elevator Musik did her own version so I decided I would too!
When winter rolls around it’s usually all about dark colours, jewel tones and black. I wear a lot of black. Black jeans, black leather jacket, black boots or trainers. Lots! But, I’ve been having a browse, as usual, online and I’ve found loads of nude and white pieces that I’m loving at the moment so decided to do a little wishlist post. The only catch is they’re all really impractical for the winter time but, what’re you gonna do?
Most of us wish we had a little more disposable income. While it can be fun to live by the rules of work hard, play hard, this usually results in an end of the month struggle and living on basic rations. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to save money this spring. Here are some steps you can take to free up a little more of that well-earned cash.
We spend a third of our lives in bed. So for the same reason, you need to have a quality mattress for your bed. Buying a mattress is a long time investment and most of the time it is expensive too! So take your time to select a mattress that you feel fits your budget.
1. Stop Looking For A Lower Price
Many of the shops claim that they will beat the lowest price that you will find somewhere else for the same product. Actually, the truth is that you probably won’t find it anywhere. Most of the furniture and mattress stores directly work with manufacturers and bring in different mattresses with unique names. So they end up having an exclusive range of products that too at flexible prices. This means you are not going to find two same products at different stores. So in case you like a product at the store, negotiate on its price. Try out a Dreams voucher code to see if you can get even more discount.