Why we’re not giving away a holiday

Sometimes I get goose-bumps when I realise that this month marks the 5th birthday of our company – Budget Bitch Pty Ltd.

We’ve come a fair way since those beginnings and if we’d had a bucket list of what we wanted to achieve when we started, we’d be looking at quite a few ticks.

Of course, nothing ever happens without the support of our many and varied customers. We like to think of them as family

Last year when we turned 4 we gave away a mountain of gifts. The birthday celebration took place on one day.

This year we’re doing it again and have decided that for every person who books an appointment in February – we’ll give them a gift. Yes, that’s right – we’re letting the celebration last for the whole month! (thank goodness we’ve been budgeting for this since last year)

I wanted to give everybody a holiday. Now, apart from the other director yelling at me and it costing me more money than I have, it wouldn’t be at all helpful to anybody.

You see, the things we have to work towards and save our money for, are truly the things we value the most. It’s the prize we reward ourselves with for achieving our goal.

And then I was reminded about that Chinese proverb –

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

That’s made me realise that if I gave you a holiday you wouldn’t love or appreciate it as much as the one I taught you to budget for.

So that’s why we’re not including holidays in the birthday gifts this year.


Carmel McCartin – Budget Bitch

And don’t forget – (The views expressed in this blog are the personal opinions of the author. Don’t rely on them to make financial decisions, you have to make up your own mind. If you don’t like the content – then either stop reading or send me an email)


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