Are you a saver or a spender?
I would most definitely be a spender but, as I get older, I like to think ahead. I like saving, too, although maybe not as often as I should. Also, now that I’m running my own business, I need to continuously have my sensible financial hat on these days.
Do you shop around for better value?
This is not my strong point. If I see something I love, I would just go for it – I’m a bit of an impulse buyer.
What has been your most extravagant purchase and how much did it cost?
I bought my dream car this year – a Range Rover Sport. I’ve always dreamed of driving one.
What purchase have you made that you consider the best value for money?
This is a tough one. I recently renovated my home and I think that was the best value, not so much in terms of price but in how much time I spent on it and how much I love being at home. To me, that’s the best value for money.
How do you prefer to shop during the Covid-19 restrictions – online or local?
I like to do both, but I love buying from people and their passion. I know from setting up my own business, Imperfection by Erin, how important it is to support small businesses. I love to see people succeed both locally and online.
Do you haggle over prices?
Oh, no, that’s my worst nightmare!
How has the Covid-19 crisis changed your spending habits?
I can’t really say there has been anything that stands out to me, but I definitely spend more time in the house and any major purchases I buy would be towards me in my home. I also invest a lot into self-care and have done a lot of self-development courses.
Do you invest in shares?
I wouldn’t even know where to begin. I’m actually not great at taking risks, and when I hear shares, I think it’s risky.
Cash or card?
I used to be a cash gal, not a card. Now I never have cash, so it’s a card all the time.
What was the last thing you bought and was it good value for money?
I just bought myself some new bedclothes. I’ll sleep in them every night, so to me, that’s great value. Bedclothes, PJs …….