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Wise Money Management and Spending Tips

Month: April 2018

Choosing A Luxury Watch for A Milestone Birthday

A 21st birthday calls for a special gift. Choosing
a luxury watch for your loved one to treasure as they hit a milestone birthday
is the perfect present.

We’ve compiled a selection of our favourite men’s and
women’s luxury
watches for sale
that any 21-year-old would love to receive!

Before you buy a
luxury watch

If you want to keep the luxury watch as a surprise gift and
don’t want to ask what kind of watch they would like, take the time to consider
their style or your chosen watch could end up sat on a table gathering dust.

Look at their current accessory collection and consider
their personal style. Do they love vintage? Do they only wear silver or gold?
Do they prefer formal jewellery or are they more casual? You could even ask a
close friend for their advice.

Just because the price tag is high, doesn’t mean that they will
automatically love it, so finding a piece they will wear is more important than
just splashing your cash. Set a budget and try to stick to it, then you won’t
have parted with more money than you’d like if it gets misplaced or they don’t
like it.

Traditional 21st

There are certain watch styles that are suitable as gifts to
mark a special occasion, whether it’s a 21st birthday, anniversary
or another milestone birthday. Classically styled metal watches are often the
most popular style, as their weight makes them feel substantial and the
materials mean they’ll outlast decades of trends.

Traditional watches for women often feature metallic
detailing and design but tend to include additional luxury features. Diamonds
are commonly used across the face and case, as well as 18ct gold and mother of

High fashion watches

In recent years, the luxury watch sphere has expanded to
include high-fashion pieces from big name brands, alongside the traditional
Swiss and Garman manufactured pieces. Fashion watches are available for most
budgets, but for something really special you could consider the more exclusive
timepieces by brands such as Gucci or Versace.

For a 21-year-old who loves to make a statement, there’s
nothing quite like a bold fashion watch. Bright colours, outlandish features
and luxurious materials such as gold and diamonds are common features of a high
fashion watch.

Vintage-inspired watches

Vintage and retro fashion made a comeback years ago, with many fashion-conscious youngsters choosing to take inspiration from decades gone, rather than buying into new trends. Men’s vintage style usually includes rich colouring, minimalistic iconography and subtle metal shades. It’s an ideal style for anyone who loves the elegant and timeless style over more short-lived fashion trends.

How to Prepare Your Car for Sale

Presentation is key when it comes to getting your car ready
for sale. Not only will it make a car look significantly more appealing, but a
well-prepared car can also add hundreds, even thousands, onto the value of a
vehicle in some cases.

It’s also a good idea to put together the car’s paperwork
ready for the new owner, as this is key to proving the car has been well
maintained over the years.

Book in for a
detailing session

Car detailing
might be something you’ve heard mentioned before, but the
service essentially involves machine polishing a car and focusing on the finer
details to get a car looking its best. Car detailing works well on the majority
of vehicles, removing fine scratches, scuffs and marks from the body. Car
detailing helps to make a vehicle look as good as new, or sometimes even

Have the car professionally

Whilst you might think that giving your car a quick wash
with a hosepipe and a five-minute vacuum inside will have your car sale ready,
the reality is that this is not the case at all.

It’s beneficial have your car professionally valeted to get
it looking its best for sale, which includes having the interior and exterior
cleaned and polished thoroughly. This will really help the car to sell at its
best possible rate, and if you’re taking photos of the car to sell it privately
yourself, it will make the car stand out in photos even more.

Valets at a local car wash can start from as little as £20,
or around £30 if using a unit-based valet or those operating on a mobile basis.

Dent removal

Dents can significantly reduce a car’s value when it comes to selling it. Paintless dent repair (PDR) is transforming dent removal at the moment, so long as the dent can be ‘pulled’ from a car using specialist tools. The treatment doesn’t always produce perfect results, but it’s a great way to get a car ready for sale and increase its value, without even having to touch a body shop for an expensive repair.

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