The Manchester United footballer, who recently signed a new two-year contract with the club ahead of a loan to Birmingham City for the 2021/22 season, is very comfortable in the goal. Meanwhile, off the pitch, meeting her financial goals led her to become a homeowner at the age of 20.
The coronavirus lockdown has brought about major changes in his lifestyle, but the strict measures have actually allowed him to increase his total savings.
Emily set aside £ 500 per month during this time as she had ‘virtually no spending’ then added and deducted when she could or needed.
“When I finally moved into the apartment, I was proud of what I had accomplished. It was empty, but it was mine,” she said.
The footballer, who has partnered with NatWest on a campaign to help young people set financial goals and develop a habit of regular savings, told Express.co.uk about the achievement.
“It was amazing that I finally bought the apartment, that it was above the line and mine was a big weight on my shoulders. I was really excited to have it decorated and make it mine, ”she said.
“I did most of the decorating myself as I was so excited to have my own place which could be laid out exactly as I wanted.”
Of her savings process, Emily added, “I just knew my goal was to deposit and I already had some savings so I was very careful with my spending and tried to keep as much aside. to save as much as possible. “
So what should people do who want to achieve their own goals – whether it’s personal or professional -? Start small, Emily suggested.
“Small steps take you in the right direction, whatever your goal,” she said.
“So set goals and keep an eye on the ball as you progress through your savings journey. “
NatWest currently offers a 3% “market leader” interest rate on its Digital Regular Saver.
The account, which aims to help people create a savings habit, is exclusively for bank checking account customers aged 18 or over and resident in the UK.
Between £ 1 and £ 50 can be saved on the account each month, and the 3% gross / 3.04% AER rate is paid on balances up to £ 1,000.
Her apartment may have been her most ambitious purchase, but Emily has struggled to afford many other things over the years.
One of his earliest memories of setting a financial goal was saving for a new pair of football boots.
“I was young and I must have had the coolest around,” she recalls. “Saving my birthday and Christmas money so that I can buy them is one of my first experiences of setting and targeting and saving for it.”
Then, as her career began to take off, Emily worked on buying her first car, in order to get to and from practice.
“I looked at how much I could afford to set aside each month to achieve this goal.
“It was extremely important to me at the start of my professional career.”