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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020

QUIZ: What Should Your Next Payday Splurge Be?

It’s been a long wait, after all.

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THE END OF the month is here, and for many employees, that means one thing: payday.

Even the most controlled of spenders among us knows the frisson of excitement that comes with knowing your bank balance is healthy again, however briefly.

Yes, savings accounts, bills and various essential outgoings usually swoop in to ruin the magic, but if you’re lucky enough to be left with some disposable income at the end of it all, perhaps it might be time for a little splurge.

You’ve been stoically surviving on sliced pan and ham for the last week, after all.

Struggling to think what to treat yourself to? Let us help you decide…

1. How are you feeling today?
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Relaxed
Cheerful

Stressed
Tired
2. Which of these activities would you be happiest doing right now?
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Reading a new book
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Driving somewhere exciting

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Catching up with an old friend
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Walking somewhere in nature
3. Pick a fancy morning beverage to buy on payday.
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Americano
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Coconut milk flat white

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Fresh fruit smoothie
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Herbal tea
4. Pick a swanky payday lunch.
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A chicken fillet roll with all the trimmings
A superfood salad

A toasted sandwich with extra cheese
Sushi
5. Pick a car you'd buy if money was no object.
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This vintage dream
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This all-roader

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This drop-top convertible
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This VW campervan
6. Pick a city to fly to on your dream trip.
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Los Angeles, California
Melbourne, Australia

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tokyo, Japan
7. If you won the Lotto, which of these things would you be most likely to do?
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Throw a huge party
Pay off your mortgage

Book a round-the-world trip
8. Finally, pick a space you'd be happiest in.
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This sunny kitchen
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This home library full of books

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This couch, complete with pug
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This spick-and-span bedroom
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Treat yourself to... an extremely fancy brunch
Eggs, coffee, a cocktail, the works! This weekend, you deserve the swankiest breakfast money can buy, because it's been a lo-o-ong month. Read on for one way to get some more cash to put towards your splurge...
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You scored out of !
Treat yourself to... a meal out with friends
Round up a gang and book a table somewhere new for a three-course post-payday meal. Yeah, you're having dessert! It's been a long month, after all. Read on for one way to get some more cash to put towards your splurge...
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You scored out of !
Treat yourself to... a night away somewhere special
Mark a date in the calendar and start Googling hotels. It's been a long month and you deserve bathrobes and a comfy hotel bed... the works. Read on for one way to get some more cash to put towards your splurge...
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You scored out of !
Treat yourself with... tickets to a gig or festival
Summer's just around the corner, so now's the time to bite the bullet and buy tickets to that concert or festival you've been dreaming about. You deserve some fun! Read on for one way to get some more cash to put towards your splurge...
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You scored out of !
Treat yourself with... a new addition to your wardrobe
Throw out those jeans that have gone through the wash 12 times too many and buy yourself a new pair you'll love even more. It's payday. You deserve it! Read on for one way to get some more cash to put towards your splurge...
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