Sticking to your Budget whilst on Holiday

budget travel Jun 29, 2021

Sticking to your Budget whilst on Holiday

There are so many way to save money when it comes to holidays, so I have just included a few of the best ones. The most important one for me is to be realistic about your budget.

The 5* Instagram worthy holiday is always going to be appealing, but if it derails your financial goals, is it really worth it? It is also important to remember just because your friends are doing it, doesn’t mean you have to.

I know so many friends who are paying for their bad financial behavior in the 20s even a decade later. It is only now that the friend who was always on holiday or partying in the latest place, is happy to admit that it was mostly all paid for by their credit card. The financial hangover from this spending lasts a lot longer than the high of the fun of living in the moment. It is important to have your holiday budget as realistic as possible. Look at what you have put in the calendar e.g. things you have committed to already like weekend...

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Negotiate Your Salary Like A Badass

budget Nov 29, 2019

The first time I negotiated my salary I was 23, my heart was pounding, I had sweaty hands and I was real nervous…. so nervous that my boss thought I was sick. The anxiety was taking over as I stumbled through my words of why I thought I deserved a pay rise ahhh #goodtimes.  I was worried my boss would think I was being greedy but because I had done my prep work, I got through the meeting and walked away with a 15% increase (self five). There’s nothing worse than working in a job where you feel like you’re not being paid your worth.  So here are 5 quick things you can do before you go in and negotiate your salary:

1. Do your research

Know how much the job is going for in the same (and other industries) by looking on job recruiting sites such as GuardianReed or Indeed . Have conversations with recruiters for other similar jobs to see how much they are going for. This is great evidence for when you go to negotiate with...

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8 Top Tips For (Actually) Sticking To Your Budget

budget Oct 29, 2019

Are you a chronic over spender? Often splurge on impulse buys? Can’t workout where all your money’s gone by the end of the month? Even if you start off the month with the best intentions, your colour coded 4 page budget isn’t much use unless you manage it well.

Sometimes people can feel restricted by the words BUDGET (like it takes the fun out of life) – but on the contrary having a budget can actually bring you financial freedom!

Here are our top 10 tips for managing your budget like a boss. 

1. Set a goal. You don’t get on a plane without knowing where you’re going (unless you’re being surprised by a super nice getaway). Likewise, there’s no point setting up your budget without a goal in mind, otherwise it’s just a pile of numbers on a page! Make sure you’ve got a clear financial plan ahead. Check out our video on goal setting!

2. Automate. Ever have that stomach dropping feeling of...

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