The Cost of Lifestyle

I have long upheld that it is the cost of our lifestyle that causes us much unneccesary money stress. Look at this fab infographic form Virgin Money, it makes so much sense…..

Buying lunch from a fancy artisan deli every day rather than taking in your own sandwiches. Buying a fancy mocha chocha latte from a coffee shop on the way into work each morning rather than waiting to use the free coffee in the office. That gym membership you took out during a particularly well-intended January lifestyle shake-up that you’ve only used twice. All of these things can seem like negligible expenditures on a day to day basis. The odd fiver here, tenner there, doesn’t seem like much at first glance, but what does this add up to over the long term?

Here we explore the implications of what you could save by trimming the odd ‘lifestyle expenditure’ and what you could do instead with the money.


The Cost of Lifestyle

The Cost of Lifestyle
Via: Virgin Personal Pensions


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  1. April 9, 2013 / 12:02 am

    I am never ever spending another penny at Costa again!

  2. sarahhillwheeler
    April 12, 2013 / 10:35 am

    I so love this. I recognised ,myself (pre-baby) in just about all of them…and knowing that I could have spent the money on (truffles/kylie’s smalls) made me feel better about spending it on “fripparies” like a writing course…..although I got the message at the end too….and must say Virgin are the best providers we’ve dealt with (kept J quiet with a colouring competition when we went in to open our accounts).

    Sadly, Mammasaurus, nothing would make me give up on the coffee!

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