Saturday, 21 February 2015
spend or save?
I am the first to admit that when it comes to saving, I'm no pro. Saving sounds easier than it looks in reality.
It's that time of the year where new season looks and trends start to launch online and in store. When you're trying to save up for something, whether it be an investment piece or other, this can be quite distracting and set you off track in an instant. So just how do you stay on track then?
I don't have any fast-fix solutions. However, what I can offer you are some tips which may help to keep you focused.
My first tip is to keep clippings of what you're saving up for on your fridge or inspiration board or pin on Pinterest. Every day or so, take a good look at the image. This will reaffirm your desire to continue to save for the item in question so that you're less likely to give into other temptations.
Another tip is to just buy the things you need, aka the things you run out of, in so far as skincare and beauty products and anything else inbetween which you simply CANNOT live without.
My final tip is to work out how many items you have purchased recently which you really could have lived without. Then use a calculator and simply add up how much money you have spent on these items that you didn't need. You may find you would could have had enough money to purchase the item you're saving up for.
Recently, I have made the decision to save instead of spend. Although there will definitely be other temptations along the way, I will put my own tips to good use to keep my eyes on the prize.
So can you guess what I have finally made up my mind to save up for? OK, I'll be nice and give you a little hint. The item I am saving up for was worn by my style icon, Audrey Hepburn in the iconic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's.
If you have any tips for saving, please add them to my comment section below. The more tips to keep us on track, the better I say!
Enjoy your week!
Yours in style,