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Ways To Use Quarantine To Your Advantage (Financially)

Ways To Use Quarantine To Your Advantage (Financially) There are many downsides to this “safer at home” time. We are all practising physical distancing, frontline workers are putting their lives at risk, people in our communities are sick, we are all missing out on time with loved ones and special occasions. There are limitless downsides. …

What is an Emergency Fund and how do I get one?

What is an Emergency Fund? According to Investopedia an Emergency Fund is “a readily available source of assets to help one navigate financial dilemmas such as the loss of a job, a debilitating illness, or a major repair to your home or car. The purpose of the fund is to improve financial security by creating a …

15 Easy Money Goals for 2020

For getting ready to ring in the new your I have written you TWO blog posts all about how to prepare for a new year, set your goals and actually SMASH them. You can (and should!) read them here and here. If the thoughts of setting up big, year-long goals seems intimidating to you or …

Goal Setting for 2020 Part 2

Goal Setting and New Years Resolutions If you’ve been following along with this blog series about setting New Years Resolutions this is part 2. If you haven’t already read part 1 you can catch it here. Step 4 – Set up your sinking funds Read my detailed post here on what sinking funds are and …

Goal Setting for 2020 Part 1

Goal Setting – What You Need to Know First things first, if you haven’t already, go back and read my post on reflecting for 2019 here. You can’t move forward until you have dealt with the past. Next it’s time to start looking forward, planning and goal setting for the year ahead. A New Year …

The 7 Day Rule

The 7 Day Rule is a great strategy to prevent impulse spending and buyers remorse. The principle is very simple. You give yourself a “cooling-off period” of 7 days before making purchases above a certain threshold, say €100. The idea is that by having a delay before making a larger purchase you avoid getting swept …

5 Easy Money Saving Challenges

It’s a slow time of year for me money wise, so to give me a list boost of motivation, I have come up with five easy money saving challenges to save some extra cash. And I do love a challenge. You could opt to try out one of these challenges or a combination of challenges …

Micro-Savings

Micro-savings are little goals and tiny ways to save up for those small treats that do not feature in your normal monthly budget.

20 Date Night Ideas That Won’t Blow Your Budget!

Ok so here’s a scenario you may recognise… It’s a week from pay day, you have run out of fun   money, so you can’t have any fun until you get paid, right? Or you’re saving hard for a holiday or wedding or house and so you need to feel guilty for spending money, right? WRONG! …