Animated pictures of cats are the lifeblood of the internet. It seems like everyone loves a cat GIF.
So we’ve decided to embrace our feline friends and consider the lessons we can learn about our finances from cats.
1. Allow some money in your budget for treats
Having an occasional small indulgence can help you stick to your budget. Here are ten treat ideas which shouldn’t blow your spending plans.
2. It’s important to take control of your finances
Being good with money means knowing exactly what you’re spending it on. Once you can manage your budget you’ll be most of the way there.
3. Don’t hide from your debts, help is available
Being in debt can be a scary prospect, but we’ve got some tips for you if you’re worried about getting debt help.
4. Celebrate your successes
If things are going well it’s important that you give yourself a pat on the back. If you can find a spare five pounds to celebrate then check out our article about how much fun you can have for a fiver.
5. Boost your income by earning extra cash on the side
When money is tight it can be incredibly useful to have some extra cash coming in. Read our 20 weird and wonderful ways you can earn extra money for inspiration.
6. Save money by walking instead of getting public transport
Walking to work instead of catching the bus was one of our tasks in the MoneyAware team “Get fit for free” challenge.
7. Don’t go shopping on an empty stomach
It’s a well-known fact that shopping while you’re hungry will lead to you stuffing your trolley full of expensive tasty treats. If you really want to be a savvy shopper then making a meal plan will help you save money and time.
Thanks for reading about the money lessons cats can teach us. This is our first GIF based article, please let us know in the comments if you’d like to see more. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Or if you prefer dogs, as they’re way cooler.]