What Would You Buy If You Won The Lottery?

infographic1I bet we all have a list of purchases we would make if we won the lottery. Most people have a house, a car and a holiday on their list but we all also have certain plans that have personal meaning to us. Some lottery winners are notoriously frugal with their money whilst others splash their lottery winnings on pretty much anything.

 

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Lottosend have created an infographic that shows some of the more extreme and unusual purchases by lottery winners.infographic4

I certainly know what I would be buying if myself and Steve won the lottery. A house for us, mortgage free. A trip to Canada – where Steve’s grandfather came from. A trip on the Orient Express. Some money to our parents and siblings. Money put away for Jack and any future children to use on a car/university/a house. All fairly sensible options.inforgraphic5

But I can’t help but think that I would have to do something a little out of the ordinary if I did manage to win all of that cash. Maybe take some risks that I had never thought about taking before?

What about you? What would you do if you were lucky enough to win the lottery – would you be frugal or would you splash the cash? What would you buy?

In collaboration with Lottosend

Fabyouless – Save Money On Beauty | Giveaway

Hello! It has been a while, hasn’t it? I’m still suffering technological problems but finally have my mojo back so hopefully you will be seeing much more from me over on this blog! To come back with a bang, I have a competition for you all. How about winning a Fabyouless card? If you like beauty, this is the card for you.

It probably comes as no surprise to you but my other blog Futures actually started out as a beauty blog so I do love my beauty products. I also love saving money so if I can do both at once, who am I to complain?

Fabyouless, if you haven’t yet heard of it, is the fastest growing savings card on the market focusing solely on beauty, hair and fitness. Able to use nationwide, this savings card enables you to get discounts on a variety of treatments! At £49.95 for the card, it is an expense at first but the money you save is more than worth it!

I’ve already used mine for a few things and found it to be great – if I am going to be buying it anyway, why not save myself some money in the process?

 


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Zopa: Ten Years On

If you haven’t heard of Zopa yet, what rock have you been living under? Zopa are at the forefront of lending, the frontrunners in peer to peer lending and lauded by both borrowers and lenders alike. Zopa loans are different to bank loans in the sense that you as a borrower actually borrow from someone else rather than bricks and mortar. This often means that someone who is struggling to get a bank loan may be able to get one with Zopa or it may mean that those who will struggle with the interest on a bank loan can borrow off someone who will potentially make the interest a little less. It is entirely up to the lender.

Zopa has now been running since 2005 which means it is approaching its 10th birthday. So much has changed worldwide and nationwide over those years – iPhones, One Direction, the Royal Wedding and the London Olympics are just some of the things that have happened in that short amount of time, as shown in the video below.


The face of lending has changed entirely over those years. With the help of Zopa, plenty more people have been getting out of debt, people have been able to get married and others have been able to make improvements to their home.

I love the idea of Zopa. There are no big corporations breathing down your neck, just another person much like you and I.   It works really well for both lender and borrower as they can work out exactly what can be borrowed, what interest can be paid and the time frame. The borrower gets the money they really need and the lender makes a little money on what they’ve lent out through the interest – a win/win situation and no horrible bank charges and absolutely extortionate interest to fork out for.

If Zopa and the world around it has come so far in the past ten years, I can’t wait to see what will happen in the next ten – it can only be great things to come!

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