Meridian Spending Challenge: How to live on $100 for one week

Meridian Spending Challenge: How to live on $100 for one week

Living in the city can be challenging financially. With rent, transit and entertainment, costs can add up quick. I was excited to take on the Meridian Spending Challenge to see how to live on $100 for one week. Watch the video below to see how I managed to do it:

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If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I can be frugal. While I love luxury pieces, I love a good deal or steal. This dress is adorable… and wait for it – it was $16 from Wal-Mart. While picking up groceries I snagged it up, because I loved the print and mock neck style (similar dress online here). I paired it with a pair of cheap and chic Just Fab velvet shoes (similar pink velvet heels), and amped up the look with my luxe new Gucci Marmont Shoulder Bag.

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This outfit is proof you can balance budget and luxury items and still look fabulous! I tend to get tired of clothes and dresses easier, so I’d rather save my money for an exquisite accessory or pair of shoes I can wear season after season.

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For the longest time, I was a student, living off of paycheque to paycheque. Now, I’m excited to start budgeting and saving for my future. Making these little conscious choices in my spending has even helped me save up for a new handbag! I’ve since cut down on my ride share habit and my balance is looking a lot happier!

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If you’re looking to grow your money, Meridian Credit Union has a High Interest Savings Account to kick-start your savings. Meridian is Ontario‚Äôs largest credit union offering the same financial services as a bank. Whether you’re looking to save for a new vacation, invest in a handbag, or start saving for a down payment, this product would be perfect to help you reach your goals.

This post was sponsored by Meridian Credit Union.


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