Staycations, of course, refer to vacations taken in and around your city—or in and around your own house. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, people weary of canceled flights, pricey resorts, and highway traffic jams opted to unplug from their devices and plan a week doing everything they’d always wanted to do at home, or happily doing nothing at all.
The upsides abound. You’ll spend little to no time in transit, leaving you more time to enjoy the activities you love most. And you’ll save money—depending on how simple or luxurious you want to skew your time off. You can incorporate family or create an individual experience. Either way, you’ll reap many of the benefits of a traditional vacation and return to your regular life with renewed energy and a sense of well-being.
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Changed Wedding Plans? It Might Not Be a Bad Thing
Like many things in 2020, wedding plans have been turned upside down. While this can be a very emotional and frustrating reality to face, there are some silver linings. On average, weddings cost $33,900 (2019) and couples being forced to change their plans now have the opportunity to reevaluate their priorities and where they want their hard-earned savings to go.
In the visual below you’ll see some typical wedding costs pinned against other financial alternatives, just to put wedding spending into perspective. For example, the average cost for a wedding planner is $1,500 which is comparable to the median mortgage payment of $1,566 (depending on cost and your mortgage rate of course). Aside from the cost-savings, downsizing and changing elements of your wedding can greatly reduce the environmental impact of your nuptials.
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This infographic from HappyCleans helps to make things just a little bit easier for working parents with a range of highly rated apps that deal with health and safety, routine, travel, staying connected with your kids, household tasks, and budgeting.
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When it comes to looking after the environment, everyone has a part to play. Businesses and households alike can make changes to reduce the impact that they have on the environment.
If you’re a landlord, it’s possible to do your bit for the environment, whilst making your property more appealing to prospective tenants. What’s more, tenants can even make their own changes to reduce the amount that spend on heating and energy bills.
The infographic below not only shows what changes you can make in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint of your rental property, but you can even weigh up the costs against the estimated annual savings, so you can work out how long it will take for you to see a return on your improvements. Whether your budget is tens of pounds, or thousands, below you will find a solution to fit your needs, and save you money at the same time!
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