Saturday, 26 October 2013

Motivation for saving money!

I have been looking forward to doing this post for a long time, I'm so excited about this one! Today I am going to MOTIVATE YOU!!! This is specifically about saving money, but I am hoping you can motivate yourself generally with this one. I am going to split this into motivation sections too, watch the links etc and immerse yourself in the motivation! Good luck everyone!

I look at this webcam quite often because I want to get there, and to get there I have to save money, this particular example is times square in New York, but on the website you can go to loads of places all over the world!! And I have been to Paris, its EXTREMELY important to recognise what you have ALREADY achieved!

Times Square NYC

Paris, France

You can't beat a good 80's training montage!! To get better at something (saving) takes practice and time, It doesn't happen overnight. But these montages are inspirational and should help :)

Hearts on fire

Getting strong now!

Motivational Speech

And just for fun:

Muhammed Ali was scared too

Getting yourself out of debt, and/or getting to where you want to be in life, and realising what a challenge is ahead of you is scary, and ITS OK TO BE SCARED!, because its tough! But believe that you can do it! You weren't put on earth to fail! Just think, the fact that you exist means your blood is the same blood as your ancestors who had to struggle through life just so you could exist!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

The deal with Coupons

There is a lot of snobbery that can go along with coupons, and more specifically the people who use (or dont!) them. This may be a national thing, it seems in the USA that almost everyone uses them! In the UK however there can be a bit of shame attached to using them.

The reason companies put coupons into general circulation is that they want consumers to try their product at a reduced price to get them to like the product, then the consumer will buy the product again (and hopefully continuously) at full price.

I don't look at it as being "cheap" or even frugal, its about shopping smartly, with your brain instead of going on the pressure of society or even the subliminal messages that shops and companies send to you to make you purchase things a certain way (the way products are laid out in shops, the temperature being altered to promote spending etc). If you use coupons smartly (using them instead of your normal brand of product) they can save you A LOT of money!

The lesson here is spend smartly (as always!) and don't be snobby about it.