Two years ago I got a phone call from my pal, Cat. She’d just found out that she was being made redundant from her job in digital marketing. As anyone would be after hearing such news, Cat was feeling pretty scared at the prospect of having no job, but she was also kind of optimistic too. She’d been spending all her spare time on her web design side hustle and dreamt of becoming her own boss and pursuing her passion full-time. Although the situation wasn’t ideal and it would have been less stressful had she left on her own terms, in a way, this gave her the push she needed to take the leap.
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Whether you want to backpack through Europe, road trip across the US or teach English as a foreign language in China, your twenties were made for travelling. Frustratingly, a lack of money can sometimes seem like an obstacle to exploring the world. You might have a list as long as your arm of places you want to go, but if your bank balance has seen better days, you might put your travelling dreams on the back-burner.
In January I finally launched my own Facebook group, Money Mess To Financial Success. Since then the group’s gained more than 500 members and has helped so many millennials transform their finances.
We’ve talked about everything from the importance of Fuck Off Funds to the impact mental health can have on our money.
So whether you’re saving for your own home, tired of living pay cheque to pay cheque, or struggling to get out of your overdraft, I honestly think you should join the community and introduce yourself to the gang.
Unconvinced? Here are 5 reasons to join the Money Mess To Financial Success community:
When it comes to paying for education, many of us didn’t think twice about forking out thousands of pounds to go to university. However, when it comes to paying a few hundred to take an online course, we’re often a little reluctant to take the leap.
I’ve spent quite a bit of money on online courses over the last year and whenever I share the exact amount with friends, they tend to look at me like I’m crazy. One friend recently asked: “Why pay £300 for an online course when there’s so much information online for free?” Here are 7 reasons…
When it comes to making excuses for not going on a night out, I’ve used every trick in the book. I’ve faked injuries, illnesses, babysitting gigs and dates. Unless I’m going to kill off a fictional relative, I’ve exhausted all my options.
In an effort to be more ‘true to myself‘ this year, I’ve decided to face the fact that I’ve been harbouring a deep dark secret: I just don’t like partying anymore! I would much rather spend an evening curled up on the sofa watching New Girl and making jewellery out of old buttons than tottering down Deansgate Locks in heels and a smokin’ hot outfit.
Jake and I have broken up and we’re in the process of moving out. I’ve nicknamed our split ‘Jexit’ to try and lighten the mood but it’s not really working. I’m devastated.
For the last two and a half years Jake’s made me happier than I ever thought I could be and I kinda always thought we’d be together forever. I know that might sound daft but I just couldn’t imagine it ending.
As a fashion blogger, I bet you’ve lost count of the number of times people assume your life consists of glamorous A-list events and free designer clothes. Watching Zoella on Youtube and InTheFrow on Instagram, it’s easy to tell ourselves that fashion blogging is a fast-track ticket to wealth and success. But although the big timers are able to make a living from their blogs, for those just starting out, fashion blogging can be a pretty expensive hobby. If your purse is taking a battering and your bank account has become a desolate wasteland, here are my top money saving tips to keep up with the trends without screwing your finances over.
As regular Can’t Swing a Cat readers will probably know, earlier this year I quit my job without another one to go to. Handing in my notice was the best feeling ever and now I’m super happy and in a job I enjoy. And guess what? I want you to quit the job you hate too. Let me explain why…