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5 Tips to Help You Get More Out of Your Christmas Bonus

Find out how you can make your hard-earned money work harder for you

The holidays are fast approaching, and your 13th month pay and year-end bonuses are coming soon. The sudden influx of money can spur people into frenzy: nights-out, shopping sprees, vacations in and out of the country. If left unchecked, you might find yourself wondering where your hard-earned money went.

So this year, you may want to do things differently and take a more reasonable approach to your bonus. Think about it: you’ve put in the work to earn that money. Shouldn’t you make your bonuses work hard for you in return? 

How to get more out of your bonus

So, here are some suggestions with what you can do with your bonus:

Tip 1: Indulge sensibly

We get it – rewarding yourself is an important part of the holidays. So instead of your usual spend on clothes, gadgets and trips, choose the one thing you simply must have and spend only on that. The rest of your bonus can now be used for savings and investments.    

Tip 2: Watch out for promos and sales

The urge to splurge can be quite irresistible during the holidays. Be smart and reserve part of your bonus for upcoming mall and store sales.

Tip 3: Start chipping away at debt

Using a portion of your bonus is a great way to quickly pay off loan or credit card debt. The less you ow, the better off you will be I reaching your financial goals.

Tip 4: Spend for Growth

If we are willing to spend on the fine things in life, then shouldn’t we also spend in a more meaningful way? Use part of your bonus for self-improvement – join a gym, enroll in a masterclass, or purchase books that can help you in your professional and personal life.

Tip 5: Start Investing

Why not turn the season of spending into a time for financial planning? Get in touch with a financial expert and ask questions about how your bonus can be used to make even more money to secure your future.

Let’s face it; it’s easy to splurge when you have so much money on hand. So when your bonus pay comes this year, take a minute or two to think about how you intend to use on invest it.

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