For our US and UK followers, Father’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, 16 June 2019.
Dads are notoriously hard to buy for, so I’ve done the hard work for you.
I’ve researched the most popular father’s day gifts, and provided recommendations for dads who like gadgets, the great outdoors, gardening, DIY, cars or food and drink. There are also sections for gifts for first Father’s day, novelty gifts, luxury gifts, sentimental gifts and gifts for Grandpa.
With over 50 gift suggestions, this is the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide!
Social wellbeing has been proven to be hugely beneficial for both health and happiness. If you missed last week’s article introducing the concept of social wellbeing and its importance, read it here: Live longer with friends!
Increased social wellbeing is linked to significant health benefits, including longer life. Check out the latest article for ideas of how to nurture your relationships to improve your social wellbeing.
Emotional wellbeing is perhaps the most interlinked of all the dimensions of wellbeing (learn more about the dimensions of wellbeing in the Finding Balance article). If something is suffering in any of the dimensions, it has the potential to impact upon our emotional wellbeing. Similarly, if our emotional wellbeing suffers, it can impact on all the other dimensions. For this reason, it is incredibly important to look after your emotional wellbeing.
This is my total gain from the Gain a Grand challenge. It’s not bad considering I got sick and didn’t do much towards it for half of the month!
it’s not as great as it looks either. My
four biggest savings came from:
Shopping around for travel
Cashing in rewards ($116.88)
Waiting before buying ($100)
Going without ($100)
exception of going without, these are not true savings.
shopping around for accommodation, I usually stick to my budget, using the
savings to get more for my money. That
is, I spent $500 on $850 accommodation, rather than spending $500 on $500
that I cashed in had been accumulating before the month started, and the items
that I waited before buying will now need to be bought.
month got so busy, I also didn’t reconcile the savings against my budget. It’s likely that I also had unplanned
expenses to offset against this.
However, if I had been able to focus on this more, I would have had the
opportunity to make more gains.
A general theme seems to be that the biggest savings came from the biggest expenses. As such, this wouldn’t necessarily help if you’re already living on a tight budget. However, it’s definitely worth re-visiting. I can usually use one or two of these tips to help me through a particularly lean month. For those of you who don’t generally budget or think about what you’re spending, there’s potential to gain far more than a grand.
The GoalGetters Gain a Grand challenge provides suggested daily activities to help you save or make money, helping you towards your financial goals.