Chip's Money Diaries - part one: Game of Thrones

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We think money diaries (where people talk candidly about their income and spending, usually anonymously) are a great way to take some of the mystery out of finances.

We want to share money diaries from our community, but until we’ve got some, we thought it’d be fun to kick things off with a series of money diaries by fictional characters.

This week we’re looking at what the characters from Game of Thrones might do with their money.

If you’ve never watched, or have no interest in, Game of Thrones, click here (or scroll down) to get to the form at the bottom of the page.

 

My money and me - Jon Snow

I’ve never really thought about money. I think about t’north and my vows.

What are your savings goals?

I guess, it’d be good to get some education, so people stop saying I know nothing.

What do you mostly spend your money on?

T’north.

The little luxuries

Is shampoo and conditioner a luxury?

Biggest ever single purchase

All that bloody dragonglass.

 

My money and me - Tormund Giantsbane

No need for money. Free folk don’t worry about such things in the true north.

What are your savings goals?

Take big woman out for nice dinner.

The little luxuries

Milk. Never have enough milk from giant lady. Grow big and strong.

Biggest ever single purchase

Big knife. Beard oil.

 

My money and me - Daenerys Targaryen

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I’m now at the top of the food chain, but I know what it’s like to have nothing. I’ve worked hard to get where I am now, no-one’s taking it away from me.

What are your savings goals?

So I’ve been working towards getting the Iron Throne my entire life. But in the short term I’m putting some of my money towards a DNA test (for a friend).

What do you mostly spend your money on?

Feeding hungry full-grown dragons doesn't come cheap.

The little luxuries

My daily Starbucks® Blonde Cinnamon Cloud Dracchiato.

Biggest ever single purchase

My winter wardrobe, after spending so long in balmy Essos, I was lacking in layers. And as I I couldn’t come to Westeros looking anything less than the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons, this was quite a big investment.

 

My money and me - Sandor Clegane (aka the Hound)

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It’s easy to get what you want, when all you want is booze, chicken and revenge.

What are your savings goals?

I’ve got one thing left to do. There’s a big journey first, so I’ve been saving up for that.

Biggest expense

Chickens. I’m a big f*cker, and I take a lot of feeding.

The little luxuries

Hairspray to hold my fringe in place over my burn scars.

Biggest ever single purchase

That big stupid hound-shaped helmet I used to wear. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

 

My money and me - Cersei Lannister

I’ve been Queen of the Seven Kingdoms for a long time now, so I understand how to budget.

What are your savings goals?

Where are my elephants?

What do you mostly spend your money on?

I wish it was elephants, but mostly all those big crossbows, feeding a walking mountain.

The little luxuries

I’ll have to say regular hair-cuts to maintain my fierce post “Walk of Shame” look. Seriously, where are my elephants?

Biggest ever single purchase

The Iron Bank charged obscene rates of interest. So I decided to consolidate all my debts and pay them back in one big lump sum, which was prudent (father would be proud).

 

My money and me - Ayra Stark

I don’t have time for this...

What are your savings goals?

A girl has no savings plans.

What do you mostly spend your money on?

Face masks.

The little luxuries

Dancing lessons. Pastries from Hot Pie.

Biggest ever single purchase

My NVQ course in assassination from the University of Bravos.

 

My money and me - Sansa Stark

Ever get that feeling that you’re the only one making any sensible financial decisions in your family?

What are your savings goals?

I just want to try and rebuild Winterfell, the North and get through this long winter, why isn’t anyone else talking about food?

What do you mostly spend your money on?

Literally keeping everything afloat.

The little luxuries

Lemon cakes.

Biggest ever single purchase

Life insurance policy. Why doesn’t everyone else have one?

Want to share your money diary?

We’d love to hear your stories about your relationship with money.

Hopefully you’ll inspire some other Chip savers to make their goals, or kick off some big conversations around how we deal with our finances.

We’ll publish your diary anonymously and remove any references that could give away your identity. We think it’s easier to be honest this way.

And if we use your diary, we’ll get in touch and give you an extra bonus code to add to your Chip account, just to say thanks.

You can get into the details, or just paint a broad picture, just roughly describe what you do for money and your general financial situation.
This can be big or small, short term or long term.
Think your regular expenses, you can just list out: rent/mortgage; bills; groceries; beer money etc... But again you can just paint a picture, we don't need nitty gritty details!
Car, bike, house, furniture, Louboutin shoes, a round-the-flight, a super-yacht...

Again, your story will be completely anonymous and we’ll only use this information to create a money diary we’ll share with our community.