Does your income not match your lifestyle? We get you. There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of money while there’s still a few days on the calendar before payday. Fortunately, you don’t have to give up your lux lifestyle in order to make ends meet. There’s plenty of ways to keep enjoying your daily routine and all the highlights that come with it, without spending all too much money. It’s just a matter of knowing the value of things and selecting just the things you need to keep living your luxury life.
Rely on outlets
Outlets are your best friend. Whether it’s clothing, shoes, bags or accessories, you’ll find them in abundance against reduced prices. Most designer brands choose to sell their products of last season against perfectly affordable rates. So if you don’t mind wearing stuff that’s not the latest collection, outlets are your way to go.
More and more outlet websites pop up as the popularity of designer pieces against reduced rates increases. This means you don’t even have to leave the house in order to find your new luxury yet affordable wardrobe!
Choose your wheels
Expensive cars are luxury, but less expensive cars can just as well be luxurious. With the design and quality standards of today, mid-range cars already have that lavish appearance you’re looking for. BMW, Volvo, Mercedes and even Cadillac produce cars within the $20,000 – $35,000 price range. Still a whole lot, but definitely less expensive than the truly decadent models.
If you don’t value ownership, you can even choose to lease. Private leasing is increasingly common and can – if chosen wisely – save you money in the long run.
Become an influencer
Probably the best and most affordable way to live a luxury lifestyle on a budget, is to become an influencer. Easier said than done, true. But if you manage to attract a few sponsorships, the luxury goods will be coming your way. For free! The only thing you have to do is promote them on your channels.
If you find brands that fit your taste and lifestyle, a partnership may benefit both you and the brands you collaborate with. Make use of this reciprocity and try to gain followers as you – resulting in even more sponsorships and partnerships, and so on.
Travel outside the high season
Traveling too is inherently connected to the feeling of luxury, especially when you visit places like Mykonos, The Maldives or Dubai. However, travelling during the summer months can become insanely expensive with transportation, accommodation, food and more adding up quickly. Planning your trip outside the season, however, is far more affordable.
If you’re not bound to any school holidays or other restrictions due to obligations during the year, plan your trip in October, November, April or May. During these months, the weather is generally pleasant enough to enjoy your destination to the fullest – without the staggering high costs of a high season trip.
Find alternative experiences
There’s an alternative for everything – and a more affordable one at that. Whether it’s online casinos instead of Vegas casinos, discount brand wear instead of designer pieces or high-end fast food instead of culinary delights, the affordable alternative is never far away. Moreover, there’s emotional reward in saving money without compromising on experience or quality. So find your alternatives!