Money News: Sailing
❚ Earlier this year, the mega-flush P Diddy stayed on an $850,000 (£550,126)-a-week superyacht that can be controlled by iPad.
❚ Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich’s extravagant 533ft yacht, Eclipse, has its own missile defence system and escape submarine. It’s the biggest private yacht in the world and set him back a cool £750m.
❚ The most expensive yacht ever built – owned by a Malaysian businessman – cost £3bn. That tidy sum included gold-plated surfaces and a statue made from T-rex bone. Lavish.
❚ S&M singer Rihanna spent her summer flouncing around in a very bright cut-out swimming costume on a £200,000-a-week yacht in the French Riviera.
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How You Spend It!
Juliette Collier, 25
Job Graphic designer
Lives Golders Green
How do you budget?
I would love to say that I keep a spreadsheet and I’m very organised … well, I have one set up but it’s just remembering! I do keep receipts and go through them to keep track. This is essential, especially on nights out where I seem to think I’m minted!
Any money-saving tips?
If I can, I try to put a small amount of money away into a savings account every month and I try to ignore the fact it’s there! This helps the saving side of things. Otherwise there are always things like the Tastecard and Groupon which always seem to give great deals!
Last big blow-out?
Tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What non-essential items do you spend money on?
Clothes, iTunes, gigs, and Skips (the crisps)!