Did I mention we're finally going to tie the knot? Of course I did (prepare to be bored to tears with the minute details...) for now, I need to come up with a radical saving/money making plan. From now on, I shall be couponing like a good 'un; I shall compare car insurance and energy bills to get the best deals; I shall clear out my junk on eBay and I will open a savings account. I’ve made a start by advertising our driveway parking space for rent, and I’m religiously following money-saving blogs and reading newsletters.
Although I consider myself thrifty in some areas, my money saving is totally unorganised. While I'll save pennies in some areas, we splash out frivolously in others - I shall be sad to see our regular Friday night bite the dust. But I guess I could make my own instead?
I've never really saved up for a specific purpose, so I'm telling myself it's quite exciting actually. For years I've lived by the mantra that saving is for losers - and this has been borne out with the paltry interest rates on offer of late. But no, my mindset has to change.
With the cost of an average wedding reported to be over £15,000 there are a lot of pennies to be saved. Apparently the average spend on a wedding has dropped by £5,000 in the past few years. I doubt that's because things are getting cheaper, more likely that couples are cutting back.
So I'm asking for your help. Besides the things I've mentioned above, what else do you suggest to cut back and save up? Should I set us a target amount or will that only depress me? Where is the best place to open a savings account – is anyone offering any interest at the moment?
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