Saturday, 1 February 2014

You can save money and still indulge in life’s little luxuries.

It is much easier to save money if you do not feel deprived of all the things that make you happy. Times have been extremely tough for many of us in recent years, and life is still financially difficult for most people. Learning to enjoy little treats and luxuries that will not eat into your savings is a great way of rewarding yourself for all the hard work.

Here are some ideas on how you can indulge in life’s little luxuries and still save money. Life is for living, not struggling, so while you are working hard to meet your financial goals, remember, you deserve a treat.

Here are some ideas and ways you could treat yourself so you do not feel deprived.

Why not treat yourself to a delicious designer coffee on a Friday morning? It’s a way of celebrating the end of the week and enjoying the coffee you love. And the money you have saved all week will make it taste even better!

If you have cut back on buying lunches at work to save money, why not get together with your work colleagues once a month for a special lunch? As well as being a treat for the whole team, and a chance to socialise outside of the office, it will give you the feeling of having accomplished another successful month of working, earning, and saving.

Maybe your finances won’t let you enjoy a full day at the spa, but you could treat yourself to a bottle of sumptuous bubble bath and indulge in an evening of pampering at home.

If you can’t afford to take your partner out for dinner, instead, turn your home into an intimate little restaurant for the night and surprise them with a home cooked candlelit meal.

Movie night with the family does not have to cost a fortune attending the cinema. Buy some treats from the supermarket that are on offer. Dig out your children’s favourite family film, or hire one for the night, and turn your living room into a private cinema.

There are many ways you can enjoy the very best of life without having to spend large amounts of money. Use your creativity and enjoy thinking of ways to experience life’s little luxuries on a budget.


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