3 Simple Money Saving Tips

3 Simple Money Saving Tips

I’m always amazed at how much money I see people fritter away. If you have read my ebook Pocket Money To Big Money then you will know how much I hate liabilities and for me spending £10 or more everyday on lunch is just crazy. I personally take a packed lunch into work with me and only ever buy it if I am rushing in the mornings and haven’t had chance to make it for myself. Another exception is if it happens to be somebody’s birthday or leaving lunch and I have been invited to attend.

Otherwise my cheese and salmon trimmed sandwiches are perfectly fine for me 🙂

Are you guilty of frittering away money and feel like you can’t help yourself? Here are my 3 quick tips to help you get on your way to saving money:

1.Avoid using your card, draw out money from the cash machine once a week and stick to that budget that you have in your purse/wallet. Spending cash is always a lot harder than spending your money from your card. Tapping the machine with your card is simple and easy and although you are still aware of what you are spending at that moment it doesn’t inflict the same amount of emotion in you as it would compared to when you are using your actual cash! So set yourself a budget every week, choose a day that you will draw out your money and stick to your cash budget. It only takes a few minutes out of your day to do this and you will be amazed at the results!

2.Plan ahead! My children’s birthdays are only a month apart from each other (and my daughters birthday is only 2 days after mine) and if I tried to get them both everything that they wanted I would be struggling financially for the rest of my life (actually that’s a slight exaggeration as my children are really good in that they don’t actually want for much) but still, I always plan ahead by creating a birthday list for them months in advance. Whenever they ask me for something, I add that item to my list in my notes on my phone and a month before their birthday I send it round to family and friends (that ask me for it, I don’t just send it out to everyone demanding for presents for my kids lol) and this way my children get a lot of what they have asked for without me being left pocketless!

3.Plan free play dates out! You don’t have to spend lots of money to have fun, some of my favourite play dates are when my friends come round to mine with their kids and we have a coffee and catch up whilst the children either play in their bedroom with all of the toys or they go out into the back garden where we can keep an eye on them, it’s less stress, with summer approaching it’s lovely to relax out in the sun and we all get that quality time with our friends enjoying each others company!

I hope that these have helped!

Let me know if you have any further tips?

Layonie Jae x

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Oxygen FreeJumping

Oxygen FreeJumping

Last Sunday we had a play date at Oxygen FreeJumping in Croydon and had a great time!

We booked online and paid around £12.50 each and it cost £2 for their socks! You have to wear special jumping socks when attending any of these trampoline parks, fortunately my two have been to a trampoline centre before with my Mum and my sister so they already had their socks from then, so just myself and my friends daughter bought some that day!

We had to arrive half hour early before our scheduled slot at 3pm to check in and get our wrist bands and then 10 minutes before our slot we entered into a room to watch a quick introduction video that explains some ground rules before you have an hour out in the main trampoline area!

It was a fun way to spend our Sunday and I recommend it if your looking for a fun morning or afternoon out, especially on a not-so-sunny spring/summer day that may occur during our ‘summer time’ as sometimes you can make outdoor plans only to find that it is cold on the actually day, oh how unpredictable our summer is over here in the UK!

I think I enjoyed it just as much as the kids did!!

Have you been before? Which one did you go to and what did you think of it?

Layonie Jae x