Everyone talks about life-work balance, but no one talks about money-life balance. Do you scratch every fun activity in life to save money OR do you only live once? Two extremes that will likely leave you miserable in the end. But can we have the best of both worlds? We can certainly try!
1. Turn off the lights
A large amount of your money goes to bills every month. And while water and electricity are basic human rights, in a capitalist world, they tend to be expensive. Turn off the lights whenever you leave a room not just the house. Every time you leave a light on without using it, you’re just accumulating bills. So be mindful of your money and save the planet while you’re at it.
2. Maintenance over new
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But if it is broken, you should fix it not toss it away. Have you never heard of REusable items?! It’s how things work. This saves you a lot of time, especially if you’re thinking about replacing any electronic device. I mean, I stuck with my old laptop for seven years before I saw smoke coming out of it. Loyal till the end with money.
3. Forget the brand
In times like this, my fellow millennials, no one is gonna check your tag or ask you “who are you wearing?” The world is not your red carpet and it’s okay to wear something off the rack and not high-end. If there’s one thing you should ask your fellow millennial, it's “how are you after a pandemic and two economic crises?”
4. Quality pays
It may seem contradictory to the previous point, but spend your money on expensive things. Not just anything though. High-quality timeless items that live for years and years to come are a good investment. Usually, people cheapen out when it comes to clothes specifically, but they are the most changed items in your life. Don’t buy a new coat/boots every winter, splurge a little for something sturdier. It will seem like a lot in that time, but it will be worth it later on.