Pure profit: a break period makes money

January 3, 2020 / Topical / Background

Based on previous IkPas editions, it appears that 55% of the participants saves money during the break period. Such savings paves the way for fulfilling a long-cherished wish, such as, for example: buying those perfect, but expensive, jeans, investing in high-quality wireless headphones or providing all the lamps in the house with LED lighting. Whatever your goal, achieving it suddenly goes a lot faster when you temporarily leave the alcohol.

A few drinks on a pleasant Sunday afternoon, a bottle of wine while watching your favorite series or in the late hours a few specialty beers, and that sometimes more than once a week, will certainly hit your wallet. A global calculation tells us that if you 'have fun' once a week, you will be on average €40 lighter. This amount goes towards food – you order a nice meal at home or eat a snack outside the door – and a few tasty beers or a fruity wine.

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To see exactly how much money you have left after your break, you could put the amount you normally spend on a night out in a separate account. To make it even more concrete, you could make your wish to save visual and tangible. Always wanted to have a nice watch, but was this not financially feasible until now? Find your dream watch and check it regularly. This motivates you to persevere and not succumb during the difficult moments. Or have you been thinking about spoiling your mother/sister/brother/girlfriend/neighbor/aunt with something nice for a while? Plan the surprise in your own agenda and look for a nice gift or find a nice outing (it's possible again!). Think regularly about the moment when you will surprise the other person. That's great anticipation!




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