No New Year’s Resolutions; just one big GOAL!
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As you know, I’m currently saving to buy my first house and my money saving ways are helping me to save as much as I possibly can. This month I hit one of my targets a month ahead of schedule and I paid off my car meaning I AM DEBT FREE! For the first time in ten years I am back in the black! I am incredibly proud that I’ve been able to do this whilst renting a house and saving money. It’s not been easy but I’m sure it’ll be worth it when it comes to buying a house.
The money that was going towards my car each month will now go into the house fund. I have also stumbled across a clever way to save even more money. At the start of September I stopped taking my purse to work with me, It’s such a small change that has made a big change. It’s prevented me from making impromptu trips to the sandwich shop at lunch time and stopped me nipping to Asda on my way home. Amazingly, it’s saved me an extra £100 in just one month. It just goes to show how easy it is to spend £5 here or £10 there on impulse purchases. I am amazed how much money I must have wasted in the last by buying rubbish I didn’t actually need.
Although I am being quite strict with my savings, I am of course still allowing myself to have treats here and there. I don’t think I’d cope without any treats so things like Groupon, Clubcard vouchers and Meerkat Movies all help me to still have a good social life without it costing a fortune. My clever spending also means I can still have a night out every now and again. If it’s a friends birthday and there’s a night out planned then I know I can go, I just won’t go mad and get a tan and new outfit like I used to. It’s great because I’m not having to make too many compromises and I’m still able to enjoy myself.
I’m excited that years of hard work are finally paying off and hopefully another six months of sensible saving will give us some extra funds. My goal is to be a homeowner before I turn 30 in June and I’ve already got a bottle of pink Veuve Clicqout ready and waiting. I’m hoping I get to open it before my birthday so between now and then I’ll keep you posted on how my savings are coming along and when we finally start looking at houses. I will of course continue to share all of my bargain deals and money-saving tips as well. Let me know if you have any money saving tips in the comments below.
Thrifty Clair x
For years it has been tradition that I have wine and pizza on a Friday evening. Tonight that tradition continues with the help of a few supermarket deals.
Rimmel has recently launched their new Wonderfully Real mascara and you can get your hands on it for a fraction of the price using a bit of deal stacking! Here’s how…
How to have an indulgent day out…without feeling guilty about the cost!
Nestle are currently running a promotion that gives you a £5.99 Sky Store Buy and Keep Movie code. All you have to do is buy four packs of their promotional sweets and chocolates.
I bagged 38 packs of Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn for just £1.50! Or as I like to think of it: 38 bags for the price of 1!
Fancy a meal out without it costing a fortune, get yourself to your nearest Village Hotel for their ‘Girls at the Grill’ deal. You and a friend can enjoy two courses and a glass of fizz EACH for just £29! Continue reading “Girls at the Grill”
This weekend is Pina Colada weekend! I’ll be celebrating this special occasion by enjoying a free cocktail courtesy of Malibu and you can too…