Let’s Talk Money: Saving Tips

money, money saving, fashion, blogger, fashion blogger, saving, mortgage
location, notting hill, london

I always kind of had it in my mind that once I moved out for uni, I would probably just stay living out forever. It seemed like a natural progression. But when I got to my third year of uni, and “next step?” discussions started among my peer group, it seemed there was a 50/50 split between those staying out and those moving back home. Those moving back home usually gave the same reason, “I’m going to stay home and save”. Immediately, and as I tend to do sometimes, I panicked. I decided I must have been doing something financially stupid by making the choice to stay out and rent and I announced to my family that I’d be seeing them again in the summer, and not just for a visit. After a few discussions, and after weighing up the money side of things, with the realities of my job and what I personally wanted, I (re-)made the decision to move out, and no matter how many people gave me a “stupid” side eye or asked me “why not just a year, to get yourself on your feet?” I had my own personal plan of action (and it worked!)

Aug 25 2018 at 6:16 pm   ·   Advice, Sponsored Post

The Importance of the Side Hustle

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When I was younger, it wasn’t out of the ordinary for me to spend my spare time practicing for drama and dance shows (I thought I was destined for the stage, ya’ll). One time, in preparation for my school’s drama show, we had a week of daily rehearsals. During this time, I was also running my own “design shop”, whereby people could fill out a little form and pay me £7 for a fully coded and designed website (I was ripping myself off). Away from this, I’d make free graphics and tutorials for people to use on their own websites and write up blog posts now and again about who was pissing me off at school. I was a well oiled busy-body machine and I absolutely loved it. I remember telling a friend at the time how much I was loving life because I was so busy, and she sort of looked at me like I was crazy for getting such a kick out of it.

May 16 2018 at 5:38 pm   ·   Advice