Published on December 17, 2018 12:42 am, by Jen Bakker
Christmas can be crazy busy and costly. If you’ve overshot your budget, or if you’re just keen to start the New Year in a good way, we share our top (not too hard to achieve) 7 tips for getting ahead. Here are 7 things that you can do for 7 weeks (or more) and make a happy difference to your bank balance:
Drop a habit
Anything you want! Think about where your money goes, and what you can sacrifice for 7 weeks to build up some funds.
Downsize your daily commute
How much do you spend on traveling to work, study or going out?
Make money from stuff you don’t use
Take a look around your house, in your cupboards, and at the back of your drawers. Do you have things stashed away that rarely or never see the light of day?
Bring your lunch to work
We hear this all the time…. right? We are talking about 7 weeks here.
You heard it! If you want to find some more money, but don’t want to give up your luxuries, is there anything you can do to earn some extra cash?
Grocery shop smartly
How many of us, hand on heart can say that we always escape impulse buys? Anything from that tub of ice-cream through to that new pair of shoes……
Review your bank statements
It’s amazing what you can find!
To make this even easier, check out the Optimise my Banking feature in MoneyBrilliant. If you’re a customer and haven’t checked in for a while, there might be some new suggestions for you to consider.
Jen is an experienced banking professional who loves wine, coffee, finding a bargain and of course her three beautiful children. Since Jen's first budget led her to buy a home at 20, Jen has passionately helped others to make better decisions with their money.