Bear from the blog Save Like A Bear shares all the money saving tips, mindset changes and money management strategies from her own trial by fire that big savers need so that you can get control of your finances and achieve your goals. Discover how you can start a side hustle or upgrade your business dreams so that you can earn more without burning out or quitting, alongside how to master your income sources and spend better on only the things you truly love. Whether you're a frugal first-time buyer or just want financial freedom, Bear recommends ways to generate income online, be more productive, and get the best value for money from your wealth creation. This is the only podcast that blends income generation and online business tricks to create multiple passive income streams with how to budget in your personal life, and save on your spending priorities so that you have more time and freedom and reach your financial goals sooner. Be part of Bear's experiments in getting things done and what works with Podcasting, YouTube, eBooks, social media, and more.
006: Quick Tips To Save Money
Can you save for anything in life if you like paying more for the good stuff in life like healthy food? What if you’re an impulse shopper and you love a good sale? On the one hand you want to save a big pot of money, whether it’s for your first house or financial independence. On the other hand you like what you like. What you can’t see is that money funnelling away from your big goal and into someone else’s pocket. The next thing you know, it’s five years later, someone else has got really deep pockets, and you’ve just got a cupboard full of so-called health foods and a triple wardrobe full of clothes you don’t wear. I’ve been there. Here's some quick tips to save money on the things you were going to buy anyway like food, and how to curb the impulse buying on anything not in your priorities. By the end of this you’ll have a whole host of ways to keep more of your money to yourself. More resources in the show notes: https://www.savelikeabear.co.uk/episode6
005: Be Happy With What You Have AND Set Goals
How can we be grateful for what we've got while still setting goals and wanting more in life? What does it mean to become the best version of yourself? The research shows a daily gratitude habit improves our health and happiness, and potentially our wealth therefore. Today I share why you'll always be broke if you resent the rich, how to spot someone in debt so you can avoid copying them, and why you need to learn new skills if you ever want to be happy. I also recommend my favourite podcast lately for better mental health and self-improvement exercises to benefit you at any age. Show notes:https://www.savelikeabear.co.uk/episode5
004: How Do I Invoice Someone? Ask Bear Takeover
How do you put together an invoice and what does that invoice need to have on it? You spent the time and effort doing the work, so you better get paid and you want to get paid ASAP. We waste millions of hours worldwide chasing invoices. These aren’t reasons to not start a side hustle or business, but there are definitely ways to make the process easier, and to make it more likely that you’ll get paid and on time. I also suggest some ways that you could earn money and skip invoicing altogether. For more on the resources mentioned: https://www.savelikeabear.co.uk/episode4
003: When Is It Worth Paying More?
Can you save for anything in life and still do the things you really want to do, like buying your favourite brands even though they cost extra? When is it worth paying more? What if you had an extra £5000 this year? What would you do with that money? Or is it hard to pick one priority? Are you torn between spending it on something you enjoy but you know won’t last, or spending it on what you really need by putting it towards a home deposit of some kind, or are you thinking that maybe you’d grow it into even more wealth by investing it in a business or the stock market? Is it hard to pick because an extra £5k just sounds like a pipe dream anyway? If it feels like saving four figures just isn’t possible because you like what you like, you like it on impulse, and what you like is expensive, but you also feel like you can’t continue spending that way, then I’ve got at least 3 ways today for you to save money while still living it up, By the end of this you’ll know when it’s worth paying more in these areas, and these are small and easy adjustments that anyone can make. More resources on paying yourself first at https://www.savelikeabear.co.uk/episode3
002: 3 Food Myths That Make Us Overspend
Can you save for anything in life and still do the things you really want by just making small changes to the way you buy food? Maybe you feel like you’re in a rut at the moment financially, or you’re overwhelmed by the idea of making a massive life change to achieve your goals.
Follow along with the show notes, or catch up after listening on resources mentioned: https://www.savelikeabear.co.uk/episode2
What you need is some small tweaks that you can implement right away without doing any complicated financial acrobatics. We have to change something if we want to move forward, so how about taking a small step today instead?
Today I’m going to talk you through 3 food myths that are likely costing you more than you need to spend on your shopping each time, and how to get around these. If we can kickstart our progress with something easy, then we can feel more positive about tackling the big kahunas later.
001: 3 Ways To Save Money On Shopping FAST: tips & habits to save for a house or FI
How quickly can you start saving money? What do first time buyers need to know about daily spending? And what shopping habits do you need if you’re trying to save for a big goal like a house deposit?
Follow along with the show notes or catch up after listening on resources mentioned: https://www.savelikeabear.co.uk/episode1
Or perhaps you just want the financial freedom to choose between a buying home, or anything else on your bucket list like starting a business. Maybe you'd like to work less in a mainstream job to grow a side hustle, or spend more time with family.
If you want to save money and still do the things you really want to do that cost money, I’ll show you some simple shopping habits you can implement right away that will help you to achieve both. These tips should change the way you think about how you spend, so that you can spend better on the essentials you were going to buy anyway.