Money is sexy…. budgets suck hard

20 Feb

Ways to blow your extra cash suggestion 2. Gold & diamond grills, homes.

Ways to blow your extra cash suggestion 1.
Gold & diamond grills, homes.

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SEXY :

Overseas holidays

New shoes

Not juggling bills

Fresh haircuts

Savings in the bank for a rainy day

NOT SEXY :

Budgets

Being povo (please refer to my hipster speak post if necessary)

Moths flying out of your wallet

Juggling bills

No holidays ever

It’s really not very polite to talk about money I have always been told.

Maybe the more you have the less polite it is but for many people I know it’s a fairly short conversation.

Money is a pain in the butt.

The end.

Ways to blow your extra cash suggestion 2. Diamond encrusted underwear.

Ways to blow your extra cash suggestion 2.
Diamond encrusted underwear.
Naturally.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love spondoolies. It’s one of those necessary evils, but it causes so much grief and stress.

I used to have disposable income.

I’m not talking about lear jets and diamond encrusted navel fluff, but just the kind of disposable income whereby if I wanted to have multiple nights out, pay bills and buy new shoes in the same week it wasn’t a biggie.

Then came that minor single income issue that seems to suck the wind out of many a carefree spender’s sails when you shack up and procreate.

Oh, and then we got a mortgage.

Holy crap. Isn’t that just a whole different kettle of fish to renting???

Sure you’re working towards something and it’s an investment, but geez, it’s boring to have your little wings clipped by finances.

All of a sudden what initially seemed like a very exciting adventure turned into a rather droll exercise in juggling, and when I say juggling I don’t mean a chainsaw, a machete and an egg which is lucky because my hand/eye coordination is fairly ordinary and I would probably drop the egg and hack my hand off in a spectacular spectacle that my children would never recover from.

Ways to blow your extra cash suggestion 3 - Think she's been hooking into the cocktails?

Ways to blow your extra cash suggestion 3 -
Think she’s been hooking into the cocktails?

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I mean juggling bills, daycare, and groceries first and then seeing what’s left over for fun stuff.

Some people are Xcel sheet budget people with Treasurer type accuracy down to the last 5/8 penny, and others are more like me…. just keep going to the ATM until one day it starts emitting smoke and an alarm goes off.

The thing about mortgages is people have a tendency to set and forget them and then if times are tough they just struggle on through on baked beans, holey socks and casked wine but I recently discovered that it doesn’t actually need to be that ridiculously hard.

bugatti

Ways to blow your extra cash suggestion 4.
Bugatti.
Sounds silly, looks silly, but gives you mega street cred with rev heads.

To make some extra cash you could set up a lemonade stand outside your house, or maybe you could sell your unused stuff on eBay.

Me personally? I’m down with a sponsored post, like this one.

Alternatively, you could look at changing the shackles that bind you and see if there’s a better loan for your situation.

If you wanted to compare your home loan and see if you can reduce the pain LendMe Finance will do all your mortgage comparison shizzle for you and you can be doing more fun stuff, like spending the money you save on internet shopping for stuff you don’t need or perhaps that holiday that you really do need.

Have you got any tips to save cash? God knows, I need some help.

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5 Responses to “Money is sexy…. budgets suck hard”

  1. San February 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    We’ve been drinking Chateau Cardboard for YEARS…. there are some luxuries one simply CAN’T do without :o)

    • Keeping Up With The Holsbys February 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

      Allow me to suggest Greys Online. I get cases of wine delivered, good wine in glass bottles, for under $6 a bottle. It’s vineyards getting rid of their surplus stock.
      So I get two cases at a time… so I never run out.

      • San February 20, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

        We’re on our way over to your place just as soon as the cask runs out :o)

      • Keeping Up With The Holsbys February 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

        You’re very welcome. Bring chocolate.

  2. thehungrymum February 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    boo to budgets :( Yay to winning lotto tickets [note to self: buy Lotto ticket].

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