One intrepid Time Outer took the credit crunch into her own hands. Here’s what happened…
I set myself a Dhs100 a day budget on working week days, take out whatever is left in my wallet and put it into my weekend spending fund (when drinks are Dhs40 a pop you need it!). How do I do it? I stopped buying lunch at work and only have takeaways on the weekends. I don’t buy clothes here any more; there’s much cheaper and way funkier stuff online (which my mum posts to me from the UK).
I still go out on week nights but if I only take out Dhs100 that’s all I can spend. Finally, I got a hobby I can do at home – I’ve started painting again. I’ve hit Carrefour for cheap canvases and paints. It keeps me busy and maybe if they’re good enough I will be able to sell them (thus more money that can be saved!). Win win!