Easy Ways to Save Your Change
Lifestyle , Professional / 15th November 2017

Growing up in a middle class household, I never really stressed too much about money. Sure, I always wanted more and sometimes I would throw a paddy because I couldn’t afford lots of new clothes on my papergirl wage, but on the whole we lived in a nice house, went on regular holidays and I was oblivious to what adult life was going to throw at me. Then, I went to University and personal finance problems ht me like a tonne of bricks. Student loan wasn’t enough to live in, I barely made anything at my once fortnightly bartending shift and between getting trans and food and going out, I was not very well off at all. I took a lot of advice from my mum and dad and by third year, I got the whole being financially responsible thing down pretty well. Now I’ve got a decent job, it’s easier than ever to be comfortable with my money. Here are the way that I found were best to save little amounts of change over a long amount of time to really help make things easier on you financially. Shop at the Cheap Supermarket It doesn’t matter where you buy…

Budgeting to Buy a House
Lifestyle , Professional / 18th June 2017

Being a millenial sucks. Don’t fight me about it. It just does. Job security isn’t a thing any more, relationships don’t exist and don’t even THINK about being as privileged as your parents were at your age. One of the biggest downsides to living in this generation is the total unlikelihood of ever getting on the property ladder. We’re living in generation rent and it is not a good place to be. THe housing market suffered massively in the credit crunch and we’re here to bear the brunt of those negative side effects with vastly increased interest rates and house prices that are way out of our stagnated wage allowance. That being said, me and my partner are currently budgeting for a house and we’re getting on our way pretty nicely. There’s a while to go but we’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with regards to gathering our initial deposit. The actual mortgage repayments are a different bridge that we’ll cross when we get to it. Here are the way that have helped us save up to buy a house. Cutting Down on Nights Out Me and my partner love to go out and…

The Path to Success Isn’t Always Smooth
Lifestyle , Professional / 1st April 2017

I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs career wise. I guess it’s because I never truly knew what I wanted to do with my life, I had some whims and fancies along the way but there was never truly anything that I felt I was destined to do. For example, my sister is super creative and was always the artistic one of the family, but she’s also super smart. It just made sense that she would end up doing something artsy but requiring a logical brain, that’s how she ended up as an interior architect. For me, I was averagely smart with no outstanding talent whatsoever (really bigging myself up here, as you can tell). As a child, I was always into animals and did think for a long time about becoming a vet, before learning that science is really not my strong point, being allergic to most animals with fur was also a major downside to this. A Venture Into The Media During my GCSEs, I did develop a keen interest in Media and Film Studies, but looking back I imagine this was because I just really liked watching TV Shows and Films. I also dabbled a…