Money doesn't buy happiness they say. But when it comes to basics like making rent, eating and having a warm home, money makes your life much easier. Don’t get me wrong, most of my life I’ve lived pretty comfortably. I can’t speak from experience of fiscal struggles being a daily reality throughout my life, but … Continue reading Does Money Buy Happiness?
Something I wrote several years ago that still gets a lot of attention is the post My big fat worthless degree. It’s lasting popularity, I account to the fact that countless others have gone down this path, to feel cheated. I imagine my words resonated with readers frustrated by their life choices. This is a … Continue reading Is it Worth Getting a Degree?
As a father we have an essential role to play in supporting the development and growth of our children, until they reach a point of becoming a functioning adult responsible for making their own decisions. There are 3 ways we can invest in their development: Your health Wealth Time Your health Children follow by example, … Continue reading Three ways to invest in your child
One of my favourite interview questions is: "So... Tell me about yourself?" I like this question, not because it's particular good or useful but because it's so vague that without prior thought and preparation it's sure to go wrong. It's certainly the best question to hear funny anecdotes of bad responses. "Yes... well... my names … Continue reading The interview: Tell me about yourself
6 luxuries keeping men poor I was brought up with the philosophy "if you can't afford it, you don't get it." My assumption, this was the same rule everyone played by. As I experienced adulthood seeing sensible people getting crippled by debt on luxuries, I realised this was not the case. Today - I focus on … Continue reading 6 luxuries keeping men poor
Get your application right: playing notes in the right orderIn the United Kingdom, there is an old school comedy duo called Morecambe and Wise.One well known sketch is antics with composer André Previn, the jist is Eric Morecambe forces himself onto the orchestra and rather than playing the classical piece André is composing, he starts … Continue reading Get your application right: playing notes in the right order
A large section of the self-improvement movement that operates under the logic: Run a business = success Work for a business = loser It bugs me, but then the cynic in me sees the real motivation as every 'guru' frames this as "quit the nine to five and start your own business.." and, surprise, surprise … Continue reading How Social Media Made Us Hate Office Jobs
This is the second part of my experience of my first year investing in the stock market. Please read Part One first. Being a foreign investor I had no clue how things worked being a foreign investor, could it be done? The answer is yes. The great thing about the Internet is that it has … Continue reading Investing in the stock market for the first time: a retrospective (Part 2)
Investing in the stock market: the risk-averse saver I have always been a good saver and back in the pre-recession days (of 2007) I enjoyed the benefits of getting a whopping 6% interest. Not bad for low/no risk investment. But since the crash, rates have never recovered and you are lucky to get a saver … Continue reading Investing in the stock market for the first time: a retrospective (Part 1)
In my last post I discussed about keeping goals simple. A major part of this is how important it is to apply a metric to any goals that you set so that there is room for measurement as you progress. This got me thinking about a goal that is very easy to apply a metric to … Continue reading Why do you want more money?
Hi all, I have recently taken the time to update and add my 'Where to Start' page to the sites menu. This is a place for new and established readers alike to have a look at some of my favourite posts since I started the site in February 2014. I have broke these down into … Continue reading The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?
Hello dear reader, Upon the positive feedback on my post writing good comments on a blog, I thought I would extend my advice to another area that irritates me in the world of blogging and blog writing. The irritant is when a site or an author takes the piss out of their loyal readers. Firstly I will … Continue reading Perfect Blogging: Don’t take the piss