The Best Ways For A Contractor To Spend £500


Imagine, just for a second, a beautiful world in which you have a spare £500 to play with at the end of the month. This may be true for you, and if so, congratulations! You’ve stumbled across the right blog. If not, then don’t navigate away just yet. Join us on our flight of fancy as we investigate some of the best ways to spend £500, from travel to gadgets.

Travel with a difference

Having £500 to spare can open up your choices in terms of holidays. We think that travelling should broaden your horizons so maybe give something different a try. One of our favourite ideas is Wanderlust’s  9 volcanoes to see in the UK. The article includes beautiful walks and guided tours around some of the UK’s long dormant volcanoes and surrounding areas. Exciting!

Indulge in fine dining

Delicious food and fine wine is one of the greatest ways to spend your money. If you’re looking for an indulgent way to while away the evening and spend some quality time with friends and loved ones fine dining is the key. The Good Food Guide has recently announced their Top 50 Restaurants for 2015. Have a peek for some food for thought and see if any fine dining experiences are in your neighbourhood!


Experiment with gadgets

2014 has truly been the year of wearable tech and the release of increasingly sophisticated gadgets. There is, of course, the second generation iPad Air. Slimmer and more lightweight than its predecessor, it’s the perfect way to stay connected while still travelling light.

The smartwatch is also experiencing something of a renaissance this year. With Apple, LG, Samsung and the Pebble all in contention as this year’s most impressive smartwatch release, there’s plenty to choose from when deciding how to spend your money.

Check out Stuff Magazine’s Gadget Awards 2014 for some gadget-y ideas.

Relax with a spa day

You work hard all year, you’re entitled to a little ‘you time’. What better way to treat yourself than with some well-deserved relaxation at a luxury spa? Most good quality treatments start at around £40, so £500 could get you a lot of pampering. Alternatively, you could choose to stay over at a spa hotel for a long weekend of indulgence. The Independent’s list of Britain’s Best Spas will get you thinking about how you can best spend that hard earned cash!

Freelance contractors have to work hard to get things done. Between networking and generating leads to managing multiple deadlines it can be hard to remember to take a break and spend some of your hard earned cash on yourself. Hopefully our blog will fire up your imagination and you’ll be able to find some inventive ways to indulge a little over the festive season.

What are some of your favourite ways to treat yourself? Do you have any regular treats you enjoy when you have some extra cash to yourself? Let us know in the comments below.

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