Sometimes you get a little extra money and yes I know I could put it away for the future but as a family with young kids and with no older siblings handing things down to us I do like to get things that the kid can grow into or we can grow into as a family. One of the things that I have learnt as the kids get older is that although it was lovely to have babies they definitely get better over time and I love each age they become and with that age there are more and more stuff together as a family.
With the TSB Classic Plus Account there is a little extra cash on £2000 with an AER of 5% it's almost £100, so asked what I would spend that money I knew it would be one the things that will last and get better with time. Growing up I spent a lot of weekends camping with my parents around the country and some weeks abroad, I also lived in a tent on a beach in Greece for 6 weeks as part of one of the sea turtle jobs. My husband, on the other hand, has been camping twice, but whilst we want to save money for big holidays we also want to make weekends when we aren't working on the garden or house memorable for the kids. My tent, a tiny 2 man tent just isn't big enough for a family of 4 so with £100 I would get a family tent one that will fit 4 of us plus the dog.
My tent, a tiny 2 man tent just isn't big enough for a family of 4 so with £100 I would get a family tent one that will fit 4 of us plus the dog. Instead of having to book a hotel relying on booking far enough in advance that it would be cheap enough for 4 of us for the weekend and that it would take a dog as well we could look at a map and find a destination near or further away and book a pitch for the tent, pack our backpacks, get the camping gear and head off on Friday night for a weekend screen free and spending time together as a family.
At first with a family of inexperienced campers or destinations would be local, but as the kids grew we could venture further away from home, spending time exploring the UK and Europe on weekends and weeks. Although it seems silly to spend £100 when it could be put towards work on the house, the garden, a future holiday, by investing in a tent for the family we're investing in the memories and experiences that will only get better over time just like the item in the infographic below.
So with a TSB Plus Account which is one-year-old and earning £100 interest a year on balances up to £2000 (5% AER) what would you spend your £100 on?
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