On occasion, you may be fortunate enough to have some extra money at your disposal. Your business is running smoothly and doesn’t require any further investment, your cash flow is in mint-condition, your loan repayments and bill payments are always on time, and your staff just got a wage increase.
While there will be other occasions when I will outline some options of investing extra cash to further the growth of your business, I would like to take a look at some non-business related ways of spending spare dollars.
Donate To Charity
Most of us have a favorite cause and providing financial support for organizations whose invaluable work you admire and value is an excellent way of investing some money. Not only will you provide important funds and help those in need, but you will also lighten the load of service providers and recipients. Making donations is also associated with a strong feelgood factor and altruism can be an incredible source of joy and happiness.
Take the Trip of a Lifetime
Most business owners work exceedingly hard and do not make sufficient time for rest and relaxation. If you find yourself with some extra cash at your disposal, booking that dream vacation is always a good idea. Plan for your absence by leaving someone else in charge and ride off into the sunset. You will return reinvigorated and ready for the next slice of hard work and dedication.
Buy Some Nice Gifts
The joy is in giving, they say, and undoubtedly, when we give someone a nice gift, we both rejoice. Regardless of who the recipient is, presenting a special, thoughtful gift is always a pleasure.
Entertainment – Online and Off
You can always spend money on culture or perhaps head for the local casino. Concerts, plays, exhibitions, art and other cultural venues are well worth visiting and investing in. If you lack time, you may wish to have some fun on one of the many websites offering online casino games. In both instances, you pay for entertainment and fun, with the latter even affording you the opportunity of making some more money!
Take a careful look at your home. Do the walls need a coat of paint? Could your kitchen do with some new appliances? What parts of your precious home could do with a bit of TLC? Investing money in home improvements is always a wise move and money well spent. You actually increase the value of your home, add comfort to your surroundings and reward yourself in a very meaningful way.
The Importance of Rewarding Yourself
Rewarding yourself for your hard work will help to keep your motivation levels high. Making it all work and no play doesn’t work in the long run. Just as we like to reward our loved-ones and employees, we should grab the opportunity of rewarding ourselves with both hands. If you don’t, you are likely to burn out at some point, so, by occasionally spending money outside of your business, you copperfasten your work stamina.