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This Is What Makes You Savvy

You've been impressing me with your fresh comments and I've selected my picks for the week. While everyone has been sharing awesome tips, making it tough for me to choose, here's some of your savvy comments that really stood out. Keep them coming!

I take out a set amount of cash on Fridays — that way, I have money to spend on the days I will probably spend the most (the weekend), but I also know that it needs to last until next Thursday. Ever since I switched to this method, I have saved TONS of money and I don't impulse buy. I used to use a combination of cash and card but it just didn't work out for me because I ended up spending more than I wanted to. Ever since I switched to this method upon my mom's advice, I've stressed less about money and have enjoyed myself more — guilt free!

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I'm totally getting better at it! I used to take everything on, now I say well if you want this done . . .this needs to slide.

I was recently hired for my DREAM job and one things that I believe helped me was just dropping by and handing the employer a cover letter/resume, and introducing myself so that they could actually put a face with a name. It only took about 15 minutes but they called me for an interview a couple of days later. Also, my cover letter spent less time reiterating my resume and more time talking about why I am passionate about international education (which is what my new position deals with) in addition to qualifications. It took a lot of soul searching to the point of frustration at times ("just gimme the job already!") but I'm living proof that dedication to finding a job you really want and persistence will eventually pay off!


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bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Thanks, Advah! And thanks Savvy for featuring my tip! I like the other two mentioned as well. My mom is my financial advisor hehehe :) I used to take out £50, but that wasn't enough and I ended up having to take out more and stressing again ... so my mom suggested that I take out a larger amount and that has helped a lot. I guess it depends on where you live though, because we got to the final figure by estimating how much I spend per week on groceries and going out and London is so freaking expensive. The cash I take out doesn't include travel expenses though, as that's harder to calculate since where I go varies week to week - I have an auto top-up set up for my Oyster card.
Advah Advah 9 years
Great tip, BigestiveD! What I usually do is buy things like food or stuff I can't avoid buying (flat cleaning products for instance) with my card, and use cash for all the 'unnecessary' things. I always withdraw £30 at a time, that way I see how often I have to get cash. But I'll try your method from now on, I'm just not sure how much cash I should get for a week..
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