A Day in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort

Solean Mactan Cebu Resort

Last weekend, we went to Solea Mactan Cebu Resort to experience the place for a day. My brother-in-law and his wife were in town for the weekend. For first time visitors, we brought them to Sto. Nino Church and to some tourist spots like Mactan Shrine, Temple of Leah and Taoist Temple. Aside from places, we had them indulged local foods especially the freshly catch fish from the province’s seas. Seeing their faces surely assured me that they were delighted :) especially on tinolang isda. They also tasted the panga from Tinda Locale and even if its restricted from my brother-in-law’s diet, they still devoured it with gusto! hahaha Lami Gyud!

Knowing that Cebu is being surrounded with beaches and seas, we also thought that we would let them experience white sands and beaches and snorkeling and sardines. However, due to time constraints, this suggestion was not considered — but on second thought, since Mactan, is at proximity, why not visit one of Mactan’s beach resorts and let them peek the island’s beauty.

Mactan is a major tourist attraction in the province as it offers its pristine beaches. It also offers island hopping and deep-diving and because there are plenty of resorts in the place, additional water activities are offered just like jet skiing, banana boat, sailing or kayaking. Plus these resorts also put up swimming pools and kid’s water playground for another option of recreation. Sounds fun, isn’t it?

Last minute inquiries to some resorts brought us to Solea Mactan Cebu Resort. The only option with an affordable price compared to other luxury resorts. Here, we were able to enjoy a Day Use package from 8am to 5pm, priced at P1800 per person and P900 (50%) off for 5 – 12 yrs old.

Inclusions for a Day Use package (as of Feb 2017) were:
– Entrance Fee
– Access from all its amenities from 8am-5pm
– Beach Towels and use of Shower Rooms
– Access to the beach and swimming pools
– Access to kiddie aqua playground
– Buffet Lunch at Earth Restaurant

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The resort is remotely located at Barangay Alegria, Cordova, one of the islands in Mactan. Indeed! it is secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city. We hired a taxi from Pacific Mall, Mandaue to the resort which amounted to P220.00 (metered) and an additional 40% of the total fare was given even though the driver didn’t ask for additional fee.

Receptionists were accommodating in giving lots of smiles to the clients. They gave me a detailed information on what we can avail on our Day Use package. No welcome drinks though (maybe not available for day use users, I haven’t got a chance to ask).

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The resort has infinity pool, pool with lounges and kiddie pool with slides. Be aware that the tiles near the infinity pool is slippery that we have to tiptoe walking on it and be extra cautious. Though they have big fans that will help dry the tiles fast but then again, there’s no harm in being too careful and besides, children are not as mindful as parents, are they?

I personally like the pool with lounges. I stayed there enjoying while watching the father and son playing at the slide :) For the kiddie pool, the kids love the slides, surprisingly the youngest is not afraid to use it. The best part was that its not too crowded that they can go back and slide again. We also checked their Aqua Playground and it was also a hit. Their lagoon was not available that day and because the beach is a bit far, we didn’t tried it.

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Lunch buffet is available from 11:30 PM to 2:00 PM. Lots of food choices from salad, cold cuts, bread, pizzas, pastas, local dishes, chinese and korean dishes, sushis and sweet treats. Enough option to satisfy one’s hunger from swimming :) Drinks are ordered separately though (not part of the lunch buffet package).

Overall, day use in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort gives a day of relaxation and enjoyment. Will definitely go back (if budget permits…hehehe) to try their rooms too for a much longer indulgence. Hopefully!

7 Lucky Dishes for the Chinese New Year 2018

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The dragons may be dancing in the streets this Lunar New Year but this 2018 ushers in man’s best friend – the tenth Chinese zodiac sign, the Earth Dog.

The Chinese New Year celebration is full of various traditions that many people follow to ensure good health and prosperity – from new clothes, colors, feng shui charms and of course, food!

To help your family have an auspicious start this Year of the Earth Dog, Electrolux is sharing with you a list of traditional dishes that are not only delicious but also deemed lucky by Chinese tradition. Serve this up during your Chinese New Year feast.

1. Noodles (happiness and longevity)
The Longevity Noodles or changshou mian is a dish that’s always present in Chinese New Year celebrations as well as birthdays. It is said to symbolize a longer and happier life for the one who eats the dish. These are longer than the usual noodles and are always left uncut.

2. Dumplings (wealth)
It is said that the more dumplings or jiaozi you eat on Chinese New Year’s Eve, the more money will come in the incoming year. This belief comes from its shape that resembles the old Chinese currency called ingots. Even the pleats in the dough should be a good number as if it’s too flat it is believed to signify poverty.

3. Spring Rolls (wealth)
Usually filled with vegetables or meat, spring rolls or chun jun comes from the Chinese name of the Spring Festival, chunjie, which is when they are traditionally prepared. They are said to bring you wealth since their cylindrical shape and golden-yellow color are similar to gold bars.

4. Oranges and pomelos (fullness and wealth)
These fruits are particularly lucky because of their circular and “golden” color, symbolizing fullness and wealth. They are often used for decoration as it is also believed to bring good luck and fortune or given as gifts in a fruit basket. It is also said that the more you eat these fruits, the more wealth you will receive.

5. Fish (prosperity)
Fish in Chinese is called yú which sounds like “surplus” in Chinese. It represents prosperity and as you eat fish you hope for abundance for the coming year – niannian youyu. Fish is usually served whole for Chinese New Year celebrations as a symbol for unity in the family. Make sure to leave leftovers for the next day to signify a welcomed excess in prosperity.

6. Sweet Rice Balls (family togetherness)
Traditionally served in a sweet and syrupy soup, sweet rice balls or tang yuan purports unity, harmony and togetherness due to their round shape. They are also associated with reunions.

7. Tikoy (higher income or status)
In China, this glutinous rice cake is called nian gao and sounds like it’s saying “getting higher year after year” or nian nian gao sheng. This is why rice cakes have come to symbolize an increase – it could be a literal increase in height, a business rising up to success, or a person getting promoted.

Preparing for the Chinese New Year’s Eve feast does not have to be a tedious task with Electrolux kitchen appliances. The NutriFresh French Door Inverter Refrigerator EHE5220AA comes with a FreshShield Crisper that has a unique tight seal to keep temperatures stable, minimize water loss and provide higher humidity so that fruits and vegetables stay fresh for up to 7 days.
Electrolux _Fridge-EHE5220AAMeanwhile, the Electrolux Microwave Oven with Grill & Convection EMS3288X is a versatile appliance that allows you to cook a wide variety of dishes, perfect for a Chinese New Year feast. It combines the convenience of a microwave and the performance of an oven, grill and even a steamer, which allows you to prepare a wide variety of dishes.

Electrolux Tabletop Microwave Oven with Grill & Convection EMS3288X

If you are looking for a cooking range, check out the Electrolux Induction Cooking Range EKI64500OX. It not only comes with a spacious layout to help you prepare multiple dishes at once, but also has powerful induction zones for speedy cooking and precision heat control that allows you to accurately set your desired flame for perfectly-cooked dishes.

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Of course, to keep your home smoke and odor-free, equip your kitchen with the Electrolux Chimney Hood EFC6550X, which will absorb all the grease and cooking fumes while recirculating indoor air. This allows you to go from kitchen to the celebration without worrying about smelling like food.

Electrolux Chimney Hood EFC6550X-EFC9550X

For suggestions on delicious Chinese New Year Dishes for the Year of the Dog, please visit www.electrolux.com.ph and follow @ElectroluxPhilippines on Facebook and Instagram or @ElectroluxPH on Twitter.

Electrolux shapes living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences making life more enjoyable and sustainable for millions of people. As a leading global appliance company, we place the consumer at the heart of everything we do. Through our brands, including Electrolux, White-Westinghouse, AEG, Anova, Frigidaire, and Zanussi, we sell more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year. In 2016, Electrolux had sales of SEK 121 billion and employed 55,000 people around the world. For more information, go to www.electrolux.com.ph.

Help Handog Lingap hosts a fun-filled day for 800 learners with just PHP1000

Help give 800 learners with disabilities a fun-filled day of exploring their capabilities with just PHP 1,000!

Handog Lingap

Now on its 10th official year, JCI Manila’s Handog Lingap 2018 is putting together another day of fun and learning for indigent and special kids with bigger, better, and more sustainable things in store to help them thrive.

Approximately 1 out of 7, or roughly 5.1 million Filipino children, are living with disabilities, according to UNICEF’s latest report. With the lack of understanding and resources available to them, these kids suffer from unmet health needs and societal stigma which ends up limiting their development and opportunities.

Every child brings something unique and special into the world. JCI Manila has long been celebrating this, recognizing the role each child plays in our nation’s future through its annual flagship and legacy project, Handog Lingap.

This coming March 12, 2018, over 800 indigent children with special needs and their teachers from public schools in Manila under the Department of Education’s Special Education (SPED) Program, will be treated to a day of fun and learning including several activities to help them explore their potential.

Handog Lingap is raising Php 800,000 to make this event possible. Supporters (individuals or groups) can sponsor a child for Php 1,000 each. This will go directly to the event for the kids, from their meals, to their gifts, transportation, and various activities.

Activities:
Swimming Classes led by Bert Lozada Swimming School will give the children the interactive physical activity integral to their development.
Disaster Preparedness Workshop by Frederick Dalena, which will equip caregivers and kids with knowledge on how to save their lives in different high-stress scenarios.
– Transition Programs Forum will also be held to start the dialogue on how best to transition children from SPED schools to the workplace.

“We are celebrating a decade of bringing joy to these kids this year. So we want to go bigger and deeper, reaching more children and making a lifelong impact in their lives.”, said Handog Lingap 2018 Project Chairman, Francis Talion. “We want to equip them with important life skills, giving them the chance to improve their quality of life, empowering them with compassion and inclusion, and giving them the support they need to succeed.”

Handog Lingap, along with its partners Department of Education (DepEd), Bert Lozada Swim School, Dare to Care, and Golden Heart Manila, would like to invite everyone to help make a positive impact in the lives of indigent children with disabilities.

It takes a village to raise a child. Interested individual and corporate supporters can visit the official crowdfunding page at http://bit.ly/HelpHandogLingap or follow and message @helphandoglingap on both Facebook and Instagram to learn more. Donations in kind are also accepted, any heartfelt support will go a long way in helping make the world a bit more special for these kids who are, most often than not, unseen, unheard, and misunderstood.

Website: http://bit.ly/HelpHandogLingap
Facebook: http://fb.com/helphandoglingap
Instagram: @helphandoglingap
Email: help.handoglingap@gmail.com

Love Letter on a Hearts Day

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Dear Ang,

17 years, 3 months and 7 days ago, we were officially together as I agreed to be your girlfriend. You must have love me that much that you ask me again to be your girlfriend after being rejected. I’m glad you did ask again because I already felt the same way, I am thankful for the persistence.

When I failed the ECE Licensure Exam, I tried to stop the relationship that just started. I want to focus on my review and I didn’t want to get distracted as I prepare to retake the board exam. But then, you must have love me that much that you give your all out support. In fact, your encouragement and constant reminder to study were not a distraction at all. Somehow it help me pass the April 2001 ECE Licensure Exam.

You chose to work up north, I chose down south. It was a long distance relationship, but then, you must love me that much that you invited me to work at same location with you. I did follow you but still, work hinder us to spend valuable time together as we worked on different shifts. But then, those love letters and text messages were the best. It brightens my day despite the stress from work.

You accepted a favorable job offer down south and leave me. Thankful that the setup was just for awhile and that you must have love me that much for you saved all your pay just so we could get married as soon as possible. We got married and I gave up my blossoming career and relocated, excited to start a family with you.

As we get to know each other, slowly we started to struggle with our everyday conflicts. We argue and get frustrated as ours was not a perfect relationship. You are disappointed in a lot of things especially when I cannot meet your expectations. We failed to compromise — from choosing a day’s meal to choosing the right discipline method for our kids. But then, you must have love me that much that you tried to be patient with me, you choose to understand me, you choose to pray and hope, you choose to reconsider, you choose to love.

Hope you’ll never get tired sticking with me.

I love you and Happy Valentines Day.

Always,
Balot

When decluttering becomes difficult

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I am a hoarder. I think. I have a heap of stuffs tucked in one room. These stuffs according to the husband are trashes and consume much space, I, on the other hand, considered these items of sentimental value. I haven’t got the chance to sort these out and because I’m afraid to might throw something of value, I just have to let these stuffs sit and sleep for awhile. But then, the husband is already complaining because the room’s content for him is an eyesore. Call me over dramatic but I just can’t throw the artworks of my daughter or the test papers of my son. Those kindergarten handwriting or the wedding souvenirs or the toys they played when they were younger. I just can’t let go, not now! In fact, I’m in nostalgia already!

If you’re a hoarder and being pushed to clean up and encounter some anxiety issues during the de-cluttering process, here are some tips that can might help you.

One location for all stuffs
Yes, you need to at least provide boxes for your stuffs. Label for easy identification. You can even categorize them if you want. What I want to emphasize is to put all your storage boxes and things in one location or room. Thankfully for me, we have a spare room for all my stuffs. As long as the door is closed, I’m still safe from the husband. And yes, these items do really take a lot of space so I yep, I hear you, need to work on this as soon as possible.

Sort one at a time
Thankful for weekends as it gives myself an opportunity to check one storage box for sorting at a time. Cleaning up my stuff for a day is not possible. There are weekends that I can’t check the room and sometimes I do feel lazy just by the looking at the boxes. The husband though constantly remind me to clean the storage room. If I have an opportunity to declutter, I just assess the item as either as “I keep it” or “I throw it”. If I still have doubts, I put them on “I keep it” box and assess it again .

Seek help
If you are no longer hesitant to get rid your stuffs, you can hire a home cleaning service. They don’t consider sentimentality on each item thus easier for them to make your home spic and span.

SM Seaside City Cebu to experience Asia with SM Supermalls Mobile App

SM Supermalls Mobile App

Exciting offers are up for grabs!

Cebuanos can now have a chance turn their travel plans into a reality when they join SM’s latest promo in Cebu – SM Seaside City Cebu DOWNLOAD, SHOP & FLY – as SM continues to offer new and exciting ways to make shopping more fun and rewarding!

From February 1 to March 31, mallgoers can avail an instant P100 discount from participating brands and a chance to win a trip for 2 to one of five Asian destinations, like Japan South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or China.

Here’s how:
Step 1: Download the SM Supermalls Mobile App and register.
Step 2: Click on the Coupons Tab to see the list of participating brands.
Step 3: With a minimum single receipt purchase of P1,000, get a P100 discount instantly!
Step 4: Redeemed e-coupon becomes the e-raffle entry for the Asian country trip for two.

In partnership with Philippine Airlines and PAL Mabuhay Miles, winners will also be getting additional mileage points when they fly via this promo.

Over 250,000 Filipinos have subscribed to the SM Supermalls Mobile App because of chances like this. Download it now to get yours!

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Visit www.smsupermalls.com for more details.

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Why A Good Night’s Sleep Is Fundamental To Family Health

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Everyone wants a family life full of positive vibes and good relationship with everyone, right? A healthy family members also means a happy life for everyone but this might be difficult to achieve when someone falls ill or sick, or the whole family indulges in an unhealthy habits. The entire family dynamics suffers. Of course, people cannot help falling ill, surely there methods that can be help avoid this malady.

Nowadays, health professionals advises everyone, especially the parents, to reconnect with sleep and develop a healthy sleeping habits. Here are some collected tips and hopefully everyone can glean from it. If you’ve figured out that something in your family dynamic needs to change, assessing the wholesome health of each member of the family can be a great place to begin.

It Nourishes
Of course, sleep is something we all need to survive. However, as a child sleep is even more important than a child could ever know. It might be hard getting your unruly toddlers to sleep when you want them to, but that should never mean they are allowed to stay up late at night. A regular and consistent bedtime is important if you hope to allow a child room to develop and grow in the best way possible. Sleep builds and rebuilds the body, and all aspects of healthy development will be tainted without it. Sleep nourishes, and for that reason it’s one of the more important things to get right, from ensuring the bed is never too hot, the room is ventilated and the right mattress from ChooseMattress.com can make all of the difference.

It De-stresses
Sleep allows your children time to subconsciously reflect on and heal from the day they’ve just lived. Being a child is not easy, as learning to be a human as well as the constant responsibility of schooling and social dynamics can take a toll on them. A good long sleep nightly is their best defence against being worn down from fatigue, allowing them a sense of personal time that truly enables them the option of feeling comfortable in their own space. This can make all the difference between a child who is regularly irritable or anxious with outside events to a child who is able to digest the oncoming stresses of life in a multitude of healthier ways.

It Wards Off Illness
Children are susceptible to illnesses,and as their immune system develops you can be sure they’ll experience many of these. Making this worse by a lack of sleep can truly prevent them from getting better at all. It can mean certain illnesses last longer or repeat after they have been shaken off. A great night’s sleep gives your child, and by extension you less chance of getting ill, even when surrounded by many children at school who carry bugs and other transferable nastiness.

With these tips, you can be sure that sleep will be reprioritized in your household.

Sunpiology Resolution Run Raises Over 5 Million for Charity

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Sun Life Financial Philippines opened the year by rallying Filipinos towards health and wellness while raising over Php 5 Million for charity in its annual fun run, the Sunpiology Resolution Run.

Held last January 20 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, the event attracted over 3,000 runners, who tackled obstacles designed to raise awareness about diabetes. A limbo rock challenge reminded everyone to keep their health in check, a 100-step challenge gave reminders on how to infuse exercise in one’s daily routine, while a sugar tunnel prompted everyone to watch their sugar intake.

Sun Life has been championing diabetes awareness since 2015, after studies that it commissioned showed that many Filipinos lacked knowledge about the debilitating disease. In fact, part of the funds raised will go to the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation (ISDFI), which facilitates diabetes awareness and prevention initiatives for Filipinos.

Other beneficiaries are Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, Hebreo Foundation, and the Star Magic scholars.

Now on its 9th year, the run was once again co-presented by Star Magic and led by actor and Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual. His fellow artists, such as Matteo Guidicelli, Enchong Dee, Robi Domingo, Kisses Delavin, Edward Barber, and Maymay Entrata also joined the event. Other artists were Ashley Colet, Bailey May, Belle Mariano, Chantal Videla, Christian Morones, Claire Ruiz, Franco Rodriguez, Hannah Ledesma, Hannah Lopez Vito, Henz Villaraiz, Jai Agpangan, Jameson Blake, Jessica Marasigan, Joe Vargas, Joj Agpangan, Kyle Velino, Lance Lucido, Loren Burgos, Marco Gallo, Maris Racal, Mark Rivera, Mikee Agustin, Nico Antonio, Nikki Valdez, Inigo Pascual, Pamu Pamorada, Raine Salamante, Ria Atayde, Sam Shoaf, Sam Thurman, Tommy Esguerra, Vivoree Esclito, Xia Vigor,Yesha Camile, Ysabel Ortega, Zeus Collins and Zonia Mejia.

The Resolution Run was presented by Sun Life Financial Philippines in partnership with Brooks, Cherifer, Diabetasol, DMC Marketing Services, Dr. Kong, Fitbar, Gardenia, Green Stevia, Hi-Precision Diagnostics, Mega Sardines, RUNNR, Saucony, Stable, Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc., and TrueTea; supported by Glorious Blend, Nurture Wellness Village, PhilRice, and Silka; with media partners Business Mirror, Business World, Cinema One, Lifestyle, OUTCOMM, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Star Studio. Gatorade (official hydration partner), (My Health Clinic (official medical partner), Garmin (official timer); and Toby’s (official registration partner) also helped mount the event facilitated by RunRio.

The event completes Sunpiology Duo, Sun Life’s bike-run event, which commenced last November 2017 with the Sun Life Cycle PH. #

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life nancial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2017, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of CAD $934 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

 

Simple Maintenance Tips for Gardens

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If you have a garden, large gardens, looking after it can be somewhat of a nightmare. Yes, the thought of a big garden space probably sounded amazing when you purchased your house. It gives your kids plenty of space to play around in, and you have enough room for entertaining guests too. However, sustaining a it might be a problem, right? especially if its not a priority chore to maintain it. Fret not my dear as here are some gathered tips on keeping gradens upkeep.

Acquire the best tools for the job
You are never going to maintain your garden efficiently if you do not have the right tools for the job. A big garden requires big tools; those that are capable of getting big tasks done in quick time. Not only should you consider investing in a top-quality lawn mower, but it is a good idea to look for a pull behind fertilizer spreader as well. This is a great way of ensuring your garden gets all of the goodness it needs with minimal effort on your behalf.

Make your garden low maintenance to begin with
The fact that your garden is large presents enough challenges in terms of maintenance, so don’t go and make things worse for yourself by planting flowers that require a lot of upkeep and choosing elements that need a lot of attention. The key to looking after a large garden is often ensuring that it is low maintenance to begin with. There are numerous ways you can do this, from using artificial turf to replacing some or all perennial beds with shrubs.

Create a garden schedule
It is a good idea to create a schedule for your garden. This will ensure you handle all elements of your garden effectively, and it will ensure your approach is much more efficient. For example, you can note that you should water your flower beds one or two times per week, depending on where you live. You can also schedule to do this in the morning, as the soil is cooler and so it will be more effective.

Consider enlisting the assistance of a professional
Last but not least, if all else fails, why not enlist the assistance of a professional landscaping or gardening company? Yes, this may be an expense, but you need to consider the amount of money you are going to have to spend yourself when it comes to looking after your garden. Plus, you know what they say; time is money too, and so if you don’t have the time to spare for your garden, why not let someone else do all of the hard work for you?

Following these tips will find it a lot easier to maintain your large garden. From acquiring the right tools and equipment to choosing low maintenance garden elements, surely you can reduce the workload on your shoulders.

5 Different Ways To Improve Your Finances For This Year

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At this time of year, after all the expenses from the holidays, its safe to say that our finances can be a bit tight. When a new year begins, we can all feel the pinch, whether you’re currently in financial trouble or not. But, this doesn’t mean that the rest of the year has to be tough when it comes to money, right? It’s only natural that everyone is going to start off wanting to be a bit frugal, but by the end of the year, we could definitely change that. If one of your resolutions for the year ahead is to be frugal and really make the most of your finances, you’ve come to the right post. Because we’re going to talk through five different ways (from well knowledgeable advisers) that we can do to improve our finances for the year ahead.

Start A Budget
The first thing you’re going to want to do, is to start a budget. This is something that you often associate with being on a tight budget, but that’s not necessarily the case. It’s just a way to get much smarter with your money. Your budget can be as big or as small as you need it to be, but the point is to get yourself used to allocation portions of your income for set things, and then sticking to it. If some of those set things are savings and a fashion fund, then so be it. But budgeting is a great way to keep your mind in check when it comes to what you’re spending.

Reduce Your Outgoings
Now that you’re getting used to the idea of being more conscious of your money and how you spend it, you’re then going to want to think about reducing your outgoings. This is something that comes quite naturally to you. Because as you start to look into what you’re spending more, you’ll notice that there are things you spend money on that you don’t want to be spending, or at least not as much. So this will allow you to start saving on your monthly expenses overall.

Increase Your Income
From here, you may also want to look into ways of increasing your income. This can often feel difficult to do if you’re not able to get a promotion in your current job. But you could look at getting a new job, moving to a new company, or even starting something for yourself. There are lots of different side hustles, from selling crafts to freelance writing, than can help you top up your income.

Bridge The Gap
However, each of those things can take time. And if you’re currently in a difficult financial situation, you may need to look into small personal loans online to help you bridge the gap. It’s still important for you to stabilize and improve your situation now, so that it can improve as the year goes on.

Set Goals
Finally, you’re also going to want to think about setting yourself some financial goals too. Because having goals helps you to stay on track. Whether it’s to save a certain amount or to reduce debt, you will be able to actively work towards that goal to then achieve it by the end of the year.