Last minute: I’m joining the Great British Budget challenge in February!

January 31, 2014

Join the Great British Budget Challenge
It’s unusual for me to make 2 posts in one day but I was just invited to join a group of other fantastic bloggers in the Great British Budget challenge. This is a campaign organized by the folks over at yourwealth.co.uk and design to encourage people to learn to budget and save money.

As you may have read on my New Year’s resolutions post, it is one of my objectives for the year to reduce my consumption of clothes, shoes and beauty products in general and save more money for travelling. This year I want to go home to Portugal, visit my sister in Barcelona and visit Berlin as I won 2 nights at the Westin Grand hotel and I’ll definitely need to take advantage of them. So this came just in the right time. In January I managed to save £100, in February I want to save £200 or more.

Fortunately I don’t have any debt to pay off but I do need to be more careful with my money and change my priorities. I never got a credit card because I work in debt management and I have the idea that for someone who is financially disorganized like me they are the devil. (Who am I trying to fool? I’m pretty disorganized with a lot of things.) The reality is, I don’t need a new pair of shoes every month – I have too many already and I’m drowning in clothes.  It’s embarrassing, really.

So this is how it’s going to be: I’ll continue to not spend any money on clothes and will avoid spending money thoughtlessly, as I tend to do it often. the pennies do add up and sometimes I lose track of how much money I spent just on stupid small things… Hopefully I’ll still be able to enjoy a lot of good things (trips to London, eating out once or twice) and still leave money in the bank, if I’m smart.

I’m really looking forward to learning all the money saving tips from all the other fantastic bloggers that will be joining the Expert panel – I will surely need them! We will also be receiving emails with updates and motivation.

The bit that’s convinced me to join the campaign was the photo challenges. What a fun way to share tips and ideas on social media and to get to know new bloggers – my social media online marketing executive alter ego is loving the idea.

Gotta love some social media action and the chance of winning shopping vouchers. Join me in this challenge, it’s going to be fun and thrifty!

PS: I didn’t get paid to do this post, just offered a complimentary bottle of bubbly. I joined the campaign because I believe it will help me and other people!

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  • Reply Ariane January 31, 2014 at 13:03

    Good idea Sara, i should do the same, I’m terrible at budgeting- I wonder if there is hope for me, lol!
    Looking forward to your adventure in budgeting!

    Have a good weekend!


    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 14:51

      I’ll post an update here and there and let you know if I managed to reach my savings objective. I sure hope so!

  • Reply jane at the flight platform February 2, 2014 at 09:26

    Sara your beautiful creative soul features in my ART-STOPPING SUNDAY post this week….i linked one of your posts and a shout out for your gorgeous Moroccan adventure!! Thank you so much for your magic! xxx http://textgeorge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/art-stopping-sunday.html

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 11:09

      Thank you, you’re too kind!

  • Reply rae February 2, 2014 at 13:56

    interesting post! good luck on the challenge!
    God bless 😀


    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 11:10

      Thank you! I’m trying my best!

  • Reply Señora Allnut February 2, 2014 at 21:35

    it’s a great idea to join this challenge, it would give you a lot of tips and support. I’m also decided to save my money for better and greater things than usual cheap stuff. I think we’re going to travel a lot!!
    beijinhos & viagems

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 11:11

      Yes, you’re right! I am struggling to declutter my wardrobe, I get too attached to my clothes. It’s an ongoing process- not buying more and culling what I already own!

  • Reply jocelina February 4, 2014 at 19:46

    Feels like I could have written this post because these are my thoughts exactly! Congratz on saving money in January and hope you will succeed for february also

    The benefit of being a blogger is that we get free clothes which definitely helps with minimizing costs. Can’t wait to learn from your budget tips and save more money this month also as I’m planning to go back to brazil in March! 😀

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 11:48

      I will try to save money. So far I haven’t bought any clothes but the trips down to London become a little bit expensive… but it’s for a good cause- meeting new people, helping friends and looking at beautiful things!

  • Reply Luna Tiger February 10, 2014 at 17:24

    Yeeaah !!! This mug is over cool !!!

    • Reply Mrs D February 11, 2014 at 12:06

      It really is, my friends are great 🙂

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