“When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.” Hmm… Is that so?
Inching towards the end of the month, we are with bells on awaiting our monthly-Merdeka, Pay-Day! Picturing new clothing, getaways, clubbing, om nom noom and the list goes on. Yet for most of the time, it’s like biting off more than you can chew. Commitments crunch onto our shoulders, skyrocketing bills, GST implementation and fizzling Ringgit value.
And we look at our joyless piggy-bank which is struggling to rise as our pay. DUH! Forget it laaahhhh.
Don’t pull the plug so soon, you’ll never take the wrong turn if you start the right way. Here are few rules to live in clover and spend for our valued ones.
#1 Don’t Hit the Mall, Yet
With license to lepak, we just can’t avoid malls. Hold on! Get on your comfy couch and hunt for online deals. Rather than being sandwiched between the chock-full shopping zombies and fighting over the last pair, it’s much calmer at home. Capture on your mind the products you need and then march to the mall. Trust me, even if you spot the similar piece you found online, you’ll take few steps back. The amount of benefits you obtain online is lagi berbaloi! Getex.my offers cashbacks and additional discounts for various clothing, accessories and lot more.
Plus, mummy will be like “So good liau my child, at home only.”
#2 A Gift Your Special Lady Before She Asks! (For Guys)
Dude, are you mad? Yes, this might be running on your mind, trust me it works! Why wait till Valentine’s Day or her birthday, make her jump for joy unexpectedly. Gift with flowers, her next reaction… aaaawwwwwwww. Sweet kan?
Just compare both these sentences, you’ll get an idea:
“Baby, that dress looks awesome, I want it so badly!”
“That dress looks somewhat like what you bought for me earlier baby!”
This might sound girlish but you love her don’t you? Bearing in mind your girlfriend’s dressing sense, search beautiful clothing or accessories online. Aforementioned above, scout around for discounts, coupons and cashbacks.
#3 Ask Your Parents before You Spend
Huh? I’m already 25 yet to ask mama and papa? For your parents you’re still a kid and no one offers greater advice than them. Dude, they have salvaged several financial crunches which includes you too. Additionally, it makes them tickled pink; their child isn’t like those you-aint-telling-me-what-to-do brats and seeks guidance.
#4 And Take Care of Them…
Yes, they don’t aspect anything from us besides affection and attention. But they value everything little thing you do.
Ease mum’s hassle in the kitchen, get her electronic utensils that gives her some space to watch her favourite series. She will constantly tell noooooo need, because she value every penny in your pocket, but be tone-deaf. Besides, she will complain this and that if we bring her to the shop, so make it come to your doorstep. Or just lie lucky draw dapat la…
Get your dad good-looking sunglasses, watches or elegant shoes. I bet to the bottom dollar, he will delightfully brag to his friends about what you got for him (Even if you bought his least favourite colour).
In this penny-pinching world, don’t be a spendthrift, but play around with your budget using bargains. At the end of the day, spending money on things that cherish your loved ones, automatically places smile on your face.