From issue 24, Autumn 2014
The Geordie Shore star talks to us about saving, spending, slimming and her new book.
Are you good with money? Do you save regularly or is it all gone the minute you get it?
I’m pretty good with money! I have standing orders that leave my current account and go into a savings accounts every week… I like to be prepared for a rainy day! But that’s not to say I don’t enjoy the odd indulgence. I have a penchant for expensive shoes and handbags I’m afraid.
What’s your best ever bargain?
When I was at University I had to be incredibly frugal with my money being as sensible as I could with things like my weekly shop enabled me to still have nights out with the girls! I’d often shop at big supermarkets like Asda and buy the own brand produce to save money. I wa astonished at how much I could save! But that didn’t mean I was extravagant with the pennies on a night out either we’d always make sure we hit up the student union before we went out clubbing, five Jägermeisters for a fiver? If that’s not a bargain I don’t know what is?!
Eating healthily does not have to cost a fortune things like eggs, porridge oats, fresh fruit and vegetables are all really affordable! Don’t buy into faddy diets (literally) expensive quick fixes ultimately don’t work, especially not in the long run and you don’t need them! Just eat a balanced diet with everything in moderation and you’ll be fine – and so will your bank balance!
Have you ever been conned out of money?
I have never been conned out of money, but I recently had my card cloned when I was on holiday with my family in Marbella! It was horrible! They managed to get away with a considerable sum too, but luckily my bank account is fraud protected so I was able to get it back!
Will we be seeing you on the television again soon?
Well I’ve just finished filming series 9 of Geordie Shore… So I’m going to have to say YES!
And aside from that are you up to much?
I’m keeping incredibly busy at the moment “I have a massive book tour with a run of book signings for my autobiography, a range of dresses with House of CB (formerly celeb boutique) launching and I’m about to open a brand new boutique nightclub, so it’s all systems go! I’d love to fit in a holiday with my gorgeous and patient boyfriend too!