When I went to bed on Sunday night, Europe has just won their first point on the final day of the Ryder Cup to move to within three points of a US team who had dominated throughout, and although the odds were stacked against them, when I logged on in the morning to check the results, I was ecstatic, but not completely surprised.
This summer, sport has brought our little island, and I hope also the world outside, a renewed sense of optimism and positivity. As the long, cold winter approaches, we somehow need to keep this fire burning, and take inspiration from it. Sport isn’t high up on all of our lists of passions, but the ability of our small country to outperform its size, has made us all feel strong once more.
As the grey skies begin to appear, it is the economy once more, which is trying to steal us from our renewed optimism. As the sporting achievements keep rolling on, the pessimistic focus on our finances is starting once again to battle for print space. We need to fight it, however, and even if sport is not high up on our agendas, let’s take inspiration from our athlete’s will to win.
In the face of the economic downturn many of us have had to make adjustments to our lives, but too many of these have been negative, and hence muted our spirits. As the sporting summer has shown, challenge is something to welcome with open arms and to overcome, and we can all do this with regards to our finances also.
Shopping is one thing that has been knocked on the head for many of us, and although it can seem like a luxury it is also a passion and a hobby. The reality is, however, that we can keep this passion alive by adjusting our approach; by using the shift in economic environment as a challenge to be worked around and overcome. It is still possible to get the autumn/winter wardrobe you desire, but maybe it is just not quite as simple as before.
This new challenge, however, should be embraced. There are many people already who take great joy in shopping for bargains or customising second-hand clothes. Now it is equally as important to display such innovation when it comes to building your budget. Cash for gold schemes are one of the easiest ways to earn some extra money to bolster your shopping budget, and in doing so simultaneously get rid of old junk.
Websites such as www.247cashforgold.co.uk offer a simple solution to getting rid of old jewellery in exchange for shopping budget cash. The process couldn't be more simple, and as it is a fully regulated system also, you can always be sure that you are getting a good deal for your gold. It is the perfect way to add weight to your shopping budget this winter, and to ensure you keep out those winter blues. The sporting summer is over, and now it’s time for the shopping winter.