My blog's motto is to make money, save money and live the life you want. For me that often means shopping at the reduced shelf and making other cut backs so that we can go to Disney World every year. We are often guilty of saying that we can't afford certain luxuries, but if you are prepared to change the way you spend then you will be surprised at what you can afford.
Oliver’s Travels have put together some information on simple cut backs that you can make in order to afford some extra luxuries.
Swap meal deals for caviar
This is a simple switch that most of us can make – instead of buying meal deals for work lunches for 3 weeks at a cost of £45, that money could be spent on caviar in a restaurant.
Swap cinema trips to drive a Ferrari
I love visiting the cinema, but if I managed to skip 12 trips to the cinema at a cost of £115 then that is enough money to drive a Ferrari. Okay…so it can't be my car all the time, but what an amazing experience that would be.
Swap designer handbags for a trip on the Orient Express
Designer handbags might not be something that we all have room in our budget for, but giving up two designer handbags means you could take a trip on the Orient Express. A trip on the Orient Express is a once in a lifetime experience that I would love to do, even more so after recently watching Murder on the Orient Express.
Swap cigarettes for a First Class flight
It isn't often that I find myself hoping that I was a smoker, but if I was and I managed to quit for 6 months then I would have the £2,500 needed to fly First Class.
I turn 30 next year and I really wanted to experience flying First Class! Even if I had the money spare I don't think I could bring myself to pay it though…but again it is one of those once in a lifetime experiences.
As you can see from the infographic there are plenty of swaps you can make to experience some of the finer things in life.
What would you give up for some extra luxuries?