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Ellen Penrose

Ellen Penrose

Brand Campaign Lead

Spending

Black Friday is a scam

Even though you’re totally gonna BOYCOTT BLACK FRIDAY, it still exists

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Your pandemic purchases, rated

Whether it’s a pair of those weird toe socks or a one-way ticket to a f*ckboy’s house, we all thought it was breakups that triggered our most ridiculous spending. Turns out, it’s isolation – here are some of your weirdest pandemic purchases, rated.

Budgeting

Personal budgeting tips

Cleo's Survival Kit aka incredibly personal budgeting tips

Spending

I’m Mona, 22 and going to be a Chief Financial Officer soon

In this episode of Money Stories we spoke to Mona. Mona is lovely, too lovely. Here's her spending-self.

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How to prepare for a recession

Recessions are out of our immediate control and though it seems unfair, there's still no Sims-esque hack for multiplying our money (we'll let you know as soon as we find one). The good news is that they’re part of the normal economic cycle. Unfortunately, we can’t cancel 2020 (though we can reset it). We can dance in the flames of this dumpster fire of a year once we tackle how to prepare for a recession by optimizing our financial support system. Luckily for you, Cleo’s got some hacks and has your back.

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So this is where you're spending your money... thirsty?

Now, we expected some kind of shift in spending, you know, given the world is literally on it’s ass right now. But these. These are some weirdly iconic ways of coping with stress – here are the outlets with your biggest % increase in spending since Feb.

Budgeting

From salary advances to breakups – you asked, we answered

Last week in our Covid catch up email (if you wanna join the chat, we’re in your inbox every other Thursday with a load of good sh*t like this), we asked you what was up. Turns out, you got a lot on your mind. Here's the reply.

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It's up to us to get people through this

COVID-19 has hit people hard financially. This is $ redistribution at it’s best – collective gifts of $250 from those who want to help, to those who need it most.

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$250 because the pandemic hit you hard – This is Random Acts of Relief

This is not a loan, there’s nothing to pay back – this is a $250 gift for those of you that COVID-19 has hit hardest

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Who is Melissa and how did she spark Random Acts of Relief?

Random Acts of Relief has just launched. It's all about getting gifts of $250 to those of you who need it right now, by crowdsourcing money from those who can afford to give.

Budgeting

Your pandemic purchases, rated... there are worms

It’s that time again, the one where we dive deep into the shocking depths of Twitter to find you raving or repenting about your latest buys.

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Your Random Acts of Relief messages

If you need some words of encouragement right now, you're in the right place.

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Talking to Cleo and seeing a breakdown of your money.