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I'm awful at this. - February 12th 2011, 03:03 PM

I've never really had my own money until recently. If I wanted to buy something I'd just ask my dad for money. Right now I have my own bank account and my own money coming in. I'm really really bad at not wasting it :| I've never actually had to calm down with money before now.

Luckily I don't smoke anymore or drink alcohol but I just buy random crap online I bought 20 Nintendo DS styluses a few days ago which I don't really need :/

I really want to save up for a Nintendo 3DS but at the moment the only money I have saved is 40.

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Re: I'm awful at this. - February 18th 2011, 01:29 AM

Take 50% of everything you earn and put it in a savings account which you can't touch. This works really well when you're living at home simply because you haven't got many bills to pay. Saving is simple and the people that manage to save while their young do good as an adult.

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Re: I'm awful at this. - February 18th 2011, 02:51 AM

I had this. I've always worked since I was like 13 but not much and my parents supported me. When I got my first full time job I suddenly had money and went mad, when I should have been saving for uni and paying my parents the 50 a week rent. I eventually got a shock when a few months in I had no money after paying rent and buying things I didn't need. I really needed money at that point and it made me stop spending so stupidly!!
It's good you're realising now, and not too late like I did :P I'd go with what Ryan said, have an account you "can't touch" and put a percent of your wage in there. there are a lot of accounts about in the UK that give you a higher interest rate if you don't withdraw each month, so you'll earn even more on your savings.


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Re: I'm awful at this. - February 18th 2011, 11:28 AM

Thanks guys I actually started taking out about 40-50 a week and hiding it in my piggy bank. I have 130 now ;D I did take 20 out of my pig but that was for my sister.

I probably will make a new bank account


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