• Ellie

Three money tips for Friday 13th

It’s Friday the 13th and whilst most of the world is busy dodging ladders and mirrors, I’m here to give you some positive money vibes take through to the weekend.

1. Travel today

Okay maybe not today, but on future Friday 13ths. The superstition and bad vibes associated with Friday the 13th is so widespread across the globe that studies have shown that it is often significantly cheaper to fly on this date. For those of you who aren’t buying into the supernatural and fear, heading away on your holidays on this date could save you a small fortune. This isn’t a proven theory, but it is certainly worth investigating if rumours are true in the travel industry. FYI, the next Friday 13th is March 2020 so if you’re looking for a spring break, don’t rule out this date.

2. Commit to something

This weekend, commit to making one small change which will save you some dollars. As a self-confessed caffeine addict, one easy swap I can make is committing to making my own coffee at home this weekend. In the week, it’s totally justifiable that time is against us and picking up a coffee at Pret is efficient (and delicious) but on the weekend, time slows down and two less lattes means more money in the bank. Whether it’s streamlining your coffee or clearing out your closet to resell some old, unloved clothes, commit to something and you’ll feel the good vibes.

3. You get what you give

There’s a reason for the saying you get what you give. We’re eager to believe this in many areas of life - treat someone with respect and they will treat you back respectfully etc, but we’re often reluctant to apply this notion when it comes to money. There seems to be a mental block around money, which leads to people being possessive rather than giving money generously and believing that they will receive something in return. Whilst donating £20 to charity will not immediately return £20 to your bank account, giving money away positively shifts your mindset and you are sure to begin to see and feel the rewards, not least in your relationship and attitude towards money.

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