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Meet Gauri, Quirk's Marketing Intern

Gauri Chandra
Meet Gauri, Quirk's Marketing Intern

Hi! Could you introduce yourself? 

Hi I’m Gauri! I’m Quirk’s newest marketing intern, and a recent graduate with a degree in Economics and Management. I’ve lived between the UK and India throughout my life, and love spending my time exploring the internet and absorbing all it has to offer - hence the passion for content marketing!

What personality type did you get? Did you find the result to be accurate?

The Blissful - I think this represented my spending/financial habits accurately. I definitely avoid managing my finances and get kind of intimated by the idea of budgeting. However, I do what I can to learn about money and carefully make my spending decisions.

What inspired you to join Quirk?

As someone with a background in economics and a passion for creative and marketing, Quirk was a great space for me to learn and grow. I am a strong believer in the power of financial literacy, and Quirk is an amazing platform for that. As a girl, navigating the financial world is daunting, so the diverse and highly knowledgeable team makes the Quirk experience just that much more welcoming!

What is your relationship with personal finance? - If applicable, how has that defined your current pursuits? What changes have you made that have helped? How has it changed over time?

Living alone at university gave me a reality check on how important it is to manage your spending. I spent loads of time during the lockdown learning about various places to invest my savings, so that I wouldn’t be tempted to dip into them for things that were unimportant - such as shopping and going out. I do believe that putting money aside for self care and fun experiences is important, but on a budgeted, viable level. I am still learning what I can do to optimise my personal finances and am making sure I make informed decisions for my future.


What are some things that worked for you in maintaining balance and managing your spending?

Definitely still a work in progress, however budgeting platforms such as Quirk - or even Monzo is one I’ve used - have been effective in creating an improvement in my spending habits.

Is there a specific financial goal you are working towards right now? What steps are you taking to achieve that goal?

Being a recent graduate, I’m working towards financial independence and also maintaining my investment portfolio so that it can grow.

What do you most enjoy spending on, or is there any guilty pleasure you can share?

I have recently discovered the value that experiences hold, which to me is more than material items. This has led me to set aside a little too much money on things such as going out, trips, festivals and more.

How often do you check your finances?

A few times a week, just to make sure I’m not overspending. However I try to avoid looking at my investing account at all costs (especially during the current market climate).

What’s your stack? (Accounts, credit cards, apps or other tools)

I have Current accounts with Monzo, MetroBank and Nationwide and I also use other platforms such as Cashapp, PayPal and Quirk! My investment accounts are on Trading212 and Shares.

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