Life List On A Budget

Monday 09 January 2017, 10:30 AM

Terry Hawkins
Digital Marketing Executive , LifeSearch

Bucket Lists; I've never been a fan of them, only because they are a little morbid (because of the death bit!)

While you may be experiencing something amazing you are also always reminded of your impending demise. On the other hand we have a life list; it’s more of a positive spin on the traditional bucket list. We are reminded constantly to live! To enjoy everything no matter how big or small! The main goal is to experience life to its fullest.

When you think of all the things that you would like to achieve, we instantly start to tot up how much it will break the bank, so I thought I’d help out ticking a few things off that list on a budget! 
Save Money! 

Goodbudget is an app that helps you save and reach budgetary goals, the app comes highly rated.
You can keep track of all your outgoings bills and expenses. Another great feature is that you can download all info as a CSV. File and work on it through Excel.
Simple, easy, effective ways of helping you achieve your budget goal and save for the bigger ticket items on your life list. Goodbudget is free on Android and iOS 

Learn a new language. 

This app has its own part-story/part-gamification factor that keeps the learning process fun.
Spanish, German, French and a wide range of other languages are available,
and there is an optional premium mode for £6.99 p/m providing an offline mode and other premium features... BARGAIN!
So give it a try and Feliz año nuevo! (Happy New Year!) Memrise is Free For Android and iOS.

Go to more gigs.

We all want to go see the bands that we loved when we were 18! Unfortunately (for me at least anyway!) most of them have either
broken up, have become awful or have been checked into rehab for the past 10 years! Fear not as Dice will recommend shows from new and rising artists as it learns your taste in music over time. 
Tickets are sold within the app too so there’s no worries of handing over your bank details to a dodgy website. Dice is Free For Android and iOS.

Attend Glastonbury.

Free tickets! Well, sort of. You will have to work at the festival but trust me, I have done this sort of thing at other festivals, it’s a great experience and have made some great friends in the process.

There are opportunities to work for different organisations and charities providing services for the Festival. Normally people are required to work three 8 hour shifts for their ticket, but it does vary slightly. 
In some cases you would be required to pay for the ticket in advance, and would be reimbursed after completing the required hours. Some of the job roles available each year are Oxfam Stewarding, Recyclers/Litter pickers, 
campsite wardens and If you have medical, paramedic or first aid qualifications, you can apply to join Dr Chris Howes’ team of volunteers by completing the application on the website

I hope these few ideas can help you tick off a few of those life list items that you've been itching to try!

Happy New Year,

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