Buying The Perfect Gift Without Endangering Your Finances 46

Buying The Perfect Gift Without Endangering Your Finances

This is a guest post by Andrew Reilly, a freelance writer with a focus on news stories and consumer interest articles.

There are many different ways a person can show their love or appreciation for someone else. If you are not confident with words, it is good to know that there are other gestures a person can make to show that they care about someone.

Not everyone knows the words to say in these situations, not does everyone feel confident about getting their point across. This is why a lot of people place a great deal of importance on the gifts they offer.

If you are looking to give someone a present, you should think about the message you want to convey with the gift.

It is not as if you need a reason to give a gift to someone you love, but there are certain times of year when gifting is the norm. If you’re looking to show someone how much you care about them without being outlandish, providing a gift at this time of year is the natural way to get your point across.

If you’re looking to show someone how important they are to you, think ahead for important dates in the calendar that will provide you with the platform to share the perfect gift with them.

Some of the times people want to give a gift to someone else include:

  • Mother’s Day / Father’s Day
  • A loved one’s birthday
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Christmas
  • An anniversary
  • A congratulations gift

All of these reasons to buy someone a gift can be expensive and stressful, because the recipient and other relevant people are likely to place a large deal of importance on them. If you are looking to convey a message with a gift, you need to think about what you say and then have a big impact.

You don’t need money to give the perfect gift.

Remember that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to give someone a gift that means a lot. If you are able to add a personal touch to it, you will find that this is likely to be received with great joy.

Not everyone has the time or skills to create a handmade gift but if you are looking to positively impact on how a person feels, make sure you think about your relationship and try and give something that informs the recipient of how you feel.

There will be times when you are expected to spend a lot of money on a perfect gift, and this can place people under a lot of pressure.

Anyone looking to get engaged will be told about the expectations placed on the engagement ring, and this is something that will place a lot of people under stress.

This is where having financial flexibility can make a massive difference, and if you are looking for support to spread the payments of the perfect gift, help is available.

Show your love in the most appropriate manner.

No one should be placing themselves into debt in order to buy gifts or show how much they love someone. But it is possible to find a solution that allows you to have more flexibility and in what you can buy.

You should always review your finances first and be clear on your budget, but there is an opportunity for people to get help with a guarantor loan if required.

A guarantor loan is a more affordable way to find finance, because the lender examines the credit score of the guarantor, not the applicant. This can make a massive difference to the payments the borrower has to pay back, so you can see why some people would show a big interest in this style of loan.

A guarantor loan is not something to rush into or treat as a frivolous matter but there is no denying that a guarantor loan can provide the financial flexibility that people need at certain times in life.

There is a great deal to be said for giving the perfect gift to someone you love, so make sure you think about what you want to say with your present.

You don’t always need to spend money to have a positive impact on what people think about a present but when you do want to go that extra mile, some financial assistance will not go amiss.

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Becoming your own boss is a complicated process, and not everyone does it the same way.

I got lucky. I was still working when I got my business off the ground, so I had a source of income while I was working the kinks out of my business. I did most of my work for the new business when I got home or on the weekends. I asked for a change in job responsibilities at the office so that I didn’t have as much on my plate.

This all gave me a chance to start earning money without going into debt. When it was feasible, I stopped working my regular job and transitioned into working for myself full time. It took about a year and a half.

Establish clear boundaries.


Sometimes people don’t take you seriously when you tell them that you work for yourself. They think you are always available to chat or have lunch.

I had a number of friends that would call me at all hours, assuming I was available because they wanted to talk. Granted, it was nice to have that freedom at first. But, I soon realized that if I was going to be successful, I couldn’t let those kinds of distractions interrupt my workday.

Save before you start working for yourself full time.

I was in pretty good shape when I made the transition, but looking back, a few more months with a paycheck would have been wonderful.

When you start your own business, money can be very tight. You never know what you are going to make month to month.

I had one customer that initially made up most of my revenue. That customer only paid on a quarterly basis, which meant that times were tough in between payments.

I had to spend money to build the business, which meant there wasn’t a lot left over. If I didn’t get a payment right on time, it was very difficult to deal with.

There were times when I had to ask for a loan from family members simply to pay my bills.

Reach out and build a support network.

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It can be really difficult to adjust at first. You have great days and you have terrible days. You meet goals some months, while other months you are left wondering where you went wrong.

If you make a mistake, you alone are responsible for it and your business and reputation can suffer. It is easy to feel depressed at times. You may even start to feel like you can’t handle running a business and that you made a big mistake when you left your office job.

Remember that you are not alone. All entrepreneurs have these moments, which is why it is so important to connect with others in the field.

Take time for yourself.

I had a honeymoon period of about half a year. It was really exciting to see the business get bigger. Each milestone that I met was a reason to celebrate.

However, heading into the second year, it was more difficult. I was tired. Things weren’t as exciting because they weren’t new anymore. And then, year three came along. I was done with working such long hours.

I was done with having no time off. Burnout is certainly an issue in this business, so you have to figure out how to balance your personal and your professional needs.

It took me a long time to get where I am today. I had to do a lot of research. I had to educate myself on business. I had to find an SEO expert. I had to figure out who my main competitors were and keep an eye on them. I also had to stay current with what was happening in the field so that I didn’t fall behind.

No matter how hard I worked, it seemed like I could never get caught up. Running a business is a big responsibility.

If you are interested in starting your own business, you want to set yourself up for success. Try to cut back on your living expenses. Make sure you have substantial savings. Set up an area in your home where you can work, free from distractions.

If you are married, get your spouse on board. He or she can help pay bills while you are getting your business off the ground.

Your business is only as good as you are.

Make sure you have a support system of other business professionals. These people can help you acknowledge your weaknesses, encourage you to keep moving forward and advise you on common mistakes.

You can try and go it alone, but it will be very difficult for you. As with anything else in life, your support network has a lot to do with your success. You are probably strongly invested in your business; after all, it is something that you created. Make sure you have people that you trust to help you along the way.


Grace Lee has been practicing in the field of digital marketing for several years now. She has already brought numerous sites in search engines’ first pages in search results. In her spare time, she loves listening to podcasts about Google algorithm updates and other matters related to SEO.