Event Report | Glamour Magazine NL X Rabobank.

‘’It’s all about the money, money, money!’’ A subject that concerns us all. Some live paycheck to paycheck, some live like royals and some cannot even come near a price tag. We rule money and money rules us. So, I was happy to get invited by GlamourNL to attend the event hosted by GlamourNL itself and Rabobank, a Dutch bank. My first thought was: perfect! Maybe I’ll hear great tips for saving money. The method I have for saving money is still going strong, but let’s learn more.

As expected, GlamourNL hosted the event in a beautiful venue in Amsterdam at the Vondelpark. Without a doubt I took pictures and shared them on my Instagram. I was excited about, not only I wanted to be informed about the ins and outs of money, but I also went to it with Esra. Going to an event was a first to her. I loved how excited she was, I believe that she learned a lot from it. Definitely an educated fun day!

We have been told by editor in chief Anke de Jong what to expect during the event. It started with a #bossbabe from Rabobank, who spoke about investing, interest, ratios and all money subjects you can think of. I was more interested in advice on how to save money and different ways to earn money. I have heard the usual, don’t smoke, don’t go to coffee to go shops. Save that money in a jar! After the informative part came personal stories from behind the scene #bossbabes from GlamourNL. I loved hearing their personal stories! How they save money, how did they make good investments when they bought their houses. Their experience felt real, because one day in the future I want to think about doing a mortgage, or not. Either way hearing their experiences helped a lot. It was also a pleasure to hear how they earn an extra next to their jobs. Selling online your stuff was one of them, which made me think that I should do it more often, then just once in a while. I’m sure I got plenty of things to sell that I can make someone else happy with!

Entrepreneurs Ron Simpson from The Avocado Show and Noor de Groot of Queen of Jet Lags were also speaking at the event. I loved hearing how their dreams became real by jumping into their ‘’dare it’’ motivation! At the end, its indeed the best motivation to make your dreams come true.

I also loved hearing from Ron that once you get, give back. Help others in the best way you can. A perfect saying to finish the event of….And this blogpost.

 

 

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Lifestyle – Saving Tips | Piggy Bank.

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‘’Money doesn’t make you happy’ But it makes life easier, right? Since my goal for 2016 is to save money and don’t spend it on rubbish, I even have a no-buy list. Am I sharing with you Loves how I save money.  I confess, I’m a spender. Not a big one! I can say I don’t shop until my wallet drops. I want to avoid it at all costs and to do that I buy things that my wallet allows me to do. Yes, it’s that simple!

To have the possibility to fall back on something, is it therefore useful to have a piggybank. In order to be flexible, I save my money in three sections. It sounds crazy but trust me, it is easy.

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In section one I save € 50, – and more in my bank. No questions asked.  In section two I save less then € 50, – in a closed piggybank but still reachable for important and unexpected circumstances. What is less then € 50, -? Well, that would be € 0,50 until € 20, -. In the last section I save less then € 0,50. Which is € 0,05 cents until € 0.20 cents. Those annoying small change will add up if you save it and at the end of a year or even a month change it for big money at a bank. ‘’Small money for big dreams.’’ Literally!

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I believe if you save your money in this kind of way, before you know it you have saved a large amount. A year has 365 days, 52 weeks and 12 months. If you couldn’t save something for section one, you can save something for section two and even if that wasn’t possible you always can save something for section three. Even though you saved a small amount you can say to yourself that you saved something and that gives you a good feeling. Because of this flexibility you always can save something in the whole year!

 

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