Having been walletless for a few weeks (having lost my last one on a night out in Windsor – with £150 in it!), thought I’d take a look on Amazon for a new one. Hoping to find a cheap, generic leather number, I was pleasantly surprised when I came actross this little beast.
It’s great constantly writing articles and trying to give people advice on how to save, but if that’s something you just can’t do, then why? Most people have parts of their life that they spend too much on, so what’s your Achilles heel? Here are a few things I spend too much on, and the best possible way to avoid it.
The second of my blogging interviews features Rob from Self Employed Investor. He’s kindly answered a set of questions about him and his blog for us and our readers. Like me, he’s only been blogging for a short time – so hopefully this can make people out there more aware of him and his great blog!
Tell us a little bit about you and your blog?
Here’s this week’s installment of money saving tips from the people who know best – thank you to those involved.
Multimillionaire Road replied to a comment I made on his blog about how to save when you’re just not that good at it. His advice was that every time you get paid, have the money taken out of your current account and put into a savings account you can’t touch. This drowns out the voice in the back of your head that tells you to buy things impulsively – as you know there’s less money to spend. Think I might have to follow your advice on that one.
Today I’m kicking off my personal finance blogger interviews – and I’m beginning with the fantastic Karen Bryan from Help Me to Save. Thanks Karen for kindly answering our questions about finance blogging and saving money online!
What got you started as a financial blogger?
I’ve always been fascinated by finance and have been the money manager in our family. I wanted to diversify from travel blogging. I also thought it’d be great to start a new site from scratch, where I could apply all the knowledge I’d built up over 9 years of running a travel site.
Apologies for being a few days later than promised, but here’s my Friday post.
Instead of giving my advice again, I thought I’d try something different for everyone. If it goes well, I’ll try to make it a weekly thing.
An important part of blogging these days is having a social media presence – namely Twitter. So I’ve asked a few of my Twitter friends to give me one or two bits of advice on how to save money, so here it is.
I’m not sure about the exact statistic, but I’m guessing a high percentage of people have been unemployed at some stage in their lives. Specially in this day and age, where people are finding themselves unemployed for a long period of time without much hope of finding any work.
I’ve been there before, and I don’t have children, a wife or a mortgage – so I can hardly imagine what it’s like to have all those responsibilities and not be able to find a way out. Luckily though, I went through it and came out at the other end, so here’s a few things that I should’ve done.