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Week 15: Weekend!

  

So the Easter Weekend Holidays have just passed…. Hmmm this means you could be looking for inexpensive ways to spend this weekend!

Well, if we believe the weather reports, the weather in Europe at least is expected to be nice. For the worlds forecasts check The Weather Channel 

Ok, here is a did you know moment… because today is the first real warm day of the year, in The Netherlands they call it “Rokjes Dag” translated means Skirt Day… And you got it, I’m in a skirt with sandals. 

Anyways…. enough about fashion and back to our mission, what to do this Weekend! So with good weather comes many outdoor festivities and lots of them are Free!

Just to help your brainstorming, here are 10 general events/activities you can look out for:

1. Flowers or bird show exibits

2. Picking your own fruits and Vegetables at farms

3. Children Farms (to play with animals)

4. Beach sculpting exibits

5. Public parks open up facilities (have a picnic) 

6. Meetup clubs to have city tours

7. Different markets that offer diverse produce and products 

8. Neighborhood/Block activities (mainly for children)

9. Dating sites offer specials (Hey, have to also cater to singles!)

10. Try the free dance open days

Now really… No more complaining that this weekend there is nothing to do or everything is too expensive, especially after you mostlikely went all out for Easter!

So get out there and have a SpendLess Weekend!

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Can you ever save too much?

  

Picture courtesy of: Thinkupthemes

Saw this news heading on the internet of a local Dutch Newspaper ‘De Telegraaf‘, “Wie in de ogen van de belastingdienst te veel spaargeld heeft, moet flink betalen.” Translated: Who in the eyes of the Tax Man saves too much money, must pay dearly. 

Today, there are all soorts of advice being given about savings… From be wise with your saving and pay off your debts first, find ways of hiding it from the Tax Man, to no longer trusting banks… And the list goes on! 

But I have some questions:

  1. Why does the savings account have little value in today’s economy and/or society?
  2. Does it make sense to save for a rainy day any more?
  3. What is considered too much savings?
  4. Are we advising people to clear their debt, to only once again get back into debt due to the lack of savings?
  5. What is today’s definition of saving and is it only considered to be part of a short term Financial Strategy?

Hmmm… My apologies for getting carried away with questions, but when one discusses Personal Finance, Savings is one of the pilars of having a healthy financial out look. 

So now what and where do we go from here? Oeps… Here I go with more questions!

Maybe someone reading this, cares to share their view on the matter?

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