Episode 8 ⋅ 13th April 2021

How Do You Plan and Pay For Large Short Term Expenses

Whether it's paying for your wedding, a new car or pet bills, often large short-term expenses can catch us off guard….or we just don't plan for them well. So, how do you plan and pay for these lumpy costs? Cat and Christine chat it through in the latest podcast episode.


In your 20s and 30s it sometimes feels like you're in the height of adulting that comes with pretty lumpy costs – things like moving overseas, buying a car, looking after your health, getting pets, weddings, honeymoons….the list goes on!

Layered on top of this is often an element of time pressure – whether it's something of our own doing or one that society puts on us.

What's in the episode?

In this episode, Cat and Christine dive into how you not only plan and save for these expenses, but how you can prioritise and re-frame what's important so you can make it happen.

Specifically, we cover:

  • The largest amount of cash we've ever spent on a personal expense!
  • How we saved for those items…and in some cases didn't – eeek!
  • What a sinking fund is and why it's the best way to save 
  • Delayed gratification and how to prioritise 
  • Learning to love what you spend money on and not being deterred by the views of others
  • Spending money in line with your values 
  • What to do when debt seems like the only way….after all, we are only human.
…And there's lots more goodness in there, so get listening now. 

Featuring on today's podcast are your hosts, Cat and Christine.

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