I have a little problem: I am hopelessly addicted to HGTV.
I love the home design shows, the decorating shows, even the renos, but my favourites are always the ones that show off beautiful homes that take my breath away. I’m not big on “stuff”, but I do like the stuff that is beautiful, which, if you’re not willing to spend a lot can be a struggle to find. So lately, I’ve been taking things into my own hands, literally.
I’ve decided that since I can’t afford the pieces I’m drooling over, I will make my own swoon worthy décor! It all started with a dresser; an ugly dresser that I found on Kijiji for almost nothing. Pinterest was my best friend and I researched all about stripping, prepping, painting and shellacking. It took me a few evenings after the kids were in bed, and probably a few more coats than was necessary, but when I was done, it was almost unrecognizable!
Now, I have this amazing piece of furniture that not only do I love, but I have so much pride in. I took that ugly dresser and made it amazing, and that’s a great feeling.
Equally amazing though, is the amount of money I saved simply by doing it myself. It’s not always easy to find ways to save and I like to take them when I see them.
Recently, I came across a bank that is promising to help me save even more: EQ Bank It’s an online bank that makes banking super easy from your computer or your phone! You can bank when you want, where you want without the hassle of finding a branch and lining up. With the EQ Bank Savings Plus Account, you earn 2.30% interest on your money . (their current everyday rate – not a special introductory or sale rate, ). And the best part? There are no fees! So, you can keep your money, well, at least until the next great sale. It’s like a savings account that has all the benefits of a chequing account.
In their own words EQ Bank has blurred the lines between chequing and savings to help Canadians save more, faster. The Savings Plus Account is simple: no minimum balances, no monthly fees and unlimited day-to-day transactions. You can also pay bills, transfer your money with 5 free Interac e-Transfers® per month or between EQ accounts instantly (for free) and track your savings to reach your financial goals faster – all from a savings account with a high interest rate.
When I work so hard to save my money, I really appreciate having a partner to help me grow it and reach my savings goals.
How do you save a little money?, Have you ever DIY’d something fabulous? I would love to see it!
As a special treat for my readers to get your summer savings started, new accounts opened have the chance to win one of 10 $150 deposits into your new savings account! That’s a whole lot of white paint!
This post was sponsored by EQ Bank, but all opinions are my own.