This was my philosophy for managing my finances before I started working full time: spend. everything. In my first year of university I’d end up blowing (maybe too much) money at clubs, in my second year my flat and I were ripped off by our estate agent and thus I spent the year swimming in my overdraft and in my third year I traveled to Rome, Miami, The Algarve and Malta using my student budget and internship money. Would I recommend it? Well, it really depends. Some people think ahead and start saving as soon as any money hits their account; but I was personally told to do the above, i.e. blow it all and start worrying about finances when I had a regular, stable income. Once I started working, of course I had to rethink my philosophy. I had to start “adulting”. Managing finances is something we all do differently and something a lot of people want to know about, so I thought I’d share a few major rules I (try) to stick to, to make sure I’m “adulting” as effectively as possible.
In my last post I wrote about why I share so much online, so it does seem fairly ironic that my next post is me willingly sharing even more details about my life than are immediately obvious through reading my blog. I wrote a similar post to this just over a year ago, and thought I would do another update sharing a few more missing facts that have come to mind. From my old hobbies, to my weird sleeping habits, to my childhood dreams – here are 5 facts I bet you didn’t know about me.