Okay, so as some of you may know I will be turning 21 at the end of 2012 and I will also (hopefully) be graduating with my bachelor’s degree in music. (Fuckyeah!)
To celebrate these momentous occasions in my life I will be going to Korea with a bunch of my closest mates. (Also, we’re going because we were poor high school kids back in 2009 who didn’t have enough for schoolies)
So I made a little list in my diary of 10 ways to save for Korea! Observe:
Unfortunately, I don’t know where I put my good quality camera, and I have also misplaced my scanner (don’t ask) so I had to take this photo with my shitty Toshiba webcam. I don’t think you can read what I actually wrote so I’ll re-write everything, explain it a little and hopefully if you’ll be travelling soon and are poor just like me, these simple rules I will be living by for the next year will help you save, too!
- Only buy EASYWAY every second day!
(Or whatever other beverages/snacks you routinely buy)
So far I’ve done great in this! I have only bought Easyway once this week compared to last year when I bought it every single day I had a class. Sometimes even twice a day. I swear, most of Easyway’s profits probably came from my pocket.
- Make Packed Lunches.
(These girls look really excited with their packed lunches. Although the girl on the left looks more so excited. The one on the right probably only has tuna.)
Back to the good old brown bag. Sounds simple enough, yes, but buying lunch at the nearby cafe has always been my way of socialising whilst at college (socialising IRL that is. Otherwise, my social life belongs right here – on the internet) Making lunch and bringing it in can save you a lot more than going out to eat. I mean, a whole box of Big Tedz (Tiny Teddy’s older brother) are only $5 or less compared to one meal bought in the city which costs $10+. Anyway, once again I did great with this one. I only bought lunch once this week ($17 down the drain. Wow.) and the rest of the week I brought my food in.
- Don’t Buy a MacBook Pro.
This one makes me really sad. I was meant to get a MacBook Pro in March but that would set me back almost $2000. That’s a lot of money. That covers my entire airfare + a few nights accomodation. I was really looking forward to the mac (I can’t even say “my” mac ’cause it’s not even mine) but life goes on and I’ll just have to stay a little uncool this year.
- Put allowance money into theBank!!
Simple enough – just put your money in the bank, Jasmine. (But I can’t!) Yes I can. I put $100 into my netbank saver account this week (and by “I”, I mean my mum). I had $20 left from my allowance this week but the bank was closed so I ended up blowing it on Easyway. (Damn you Easyway! You’ll be the death of me!) So I need to work on this one but I know I can do it.
- No more internet shopping! 😦
Another addiction I’m going to have to kick… especially now since Yesstyle just had an 80% off sale! But when I go internet shopping I always end up blowing a lot of cash on nonsense since I can’t see the money physically come out of my hands. I’ve already given Mother Dearest my debit card and without that I won’t be able to verify my card details therefore I can’t shop online! Easy.
- Do NOT touch the money in the Netbank Saver account!
Well I don’t want to access my money anytime, because then I’ll be broke!
I can’t withdraw from my NetBank Saver account unless I transfer to my main saving account so this is a great way to save money. It’s got no additional fees (I don’t know if that’s just ’cause I’m a student) and it’s a great way to control your money so I highly suggest it.
- Spare change goes into the Piggy Bank every week!
My piggy bank is a cow. No, I’m not talking about the girl in the background. That’s me. Moo~.
Basically, all my loose change goes into this at the end of the week. I’m pretty sure I have $12.70 in there. Woohoo! I just started it this week so I’m happy with that. It’ll grow in time.
- Only go to MUST SEE concerts & gigs!
Yes, die fokken antwoord are one of my must sees. I don’t care how much they are. I’m going to see them in March.
- Don’t go out so much!
I am awesome on MS Paint. (Shut up, it’s 4am)
Refer to the picture above: see how easy it is to not go out? Yeah, do that.
- If I need to buy something, buy it cheaper!
And by this I mean, buy generic! Not all the time, just when you can… I mean who needs Kellog’s Rice Bubbles when there’s Homebrand Rice Pops? Right? I probably wouldn’t buy generic cola though. I like my coca cola.
Well, that’s it. If you’ve managed to read through all that, good on you. Give yourself a pat on the back. Anyway, those are my tips! I hope you enjoy your trip and I’ll be posting more about my upcoming trip to Korea!
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