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Unlimited holidays for Virgin employees

Unlimited holidays for Virgin employees? Yeah, sure.

You may be aware that recently Richard Branson announced that all salaried Virgin employees were now able to take as many holidays as they pleased, whenever they wanted. Sounds pretty cool indeed. Actually, a few companies like Netflix already do that, and as a result have seen a boost in productivity. They also get better, […]

Top 7 bodyweight exercises

Top 7 bodyweight exercises

  Воdуwеіght ехеrсіsеs саn bе іnсrеdіblу еffесtіvе fоr buіldіng musсlе. Іn fасt sоmе оf thеm аrе аt lеаst аs еffесtіvе аs usіng wеіghts. Мауbе mоrе sо. Fоr ехаmрlе, whо wоuld аrguе thаt сhіn-uрs аrе mоrе еffесtіvе thаn рulldоwns fоr buіldіng а wіdе bасk? Аnd раrаllеl bаr dірs аrе аt lеаst аs gооd аs thе bеnсh […]

Planning head for your summer holiday

Planning ahead for your summer holiday

I am not a planner, more kind of a go with the flow person. But I love to travel, and stretch my hard earned cash further when I do. Which is why I always try to plan ahead for a holiday. No kids? Go in low season For summer holidays, there is peak season, which […]

Would you have roommates as a family

Would you have roommates as a family?

I read an article on The Atlantic about two married couples getting a  house together in D.C. so they could split the mortgage and other household duties “for the next few decades hopefully”. While I have lived with roommates for most of my college years and the first few years as a professional, I always […]

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Unlimited holidays for Virgin employees

Unlimited holidays for Virgin employees? Yeah, sure.

You may be aware that recently Richard Branson announced that all salaried Virgin employees were now able to take as many holidays as they pleased, whenever they wanted. Sounds pretty cool indeed. Actually, a few companies like Netflix already do that, and as a result have seen a boost in productivity. They also get better, […]

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EDF Blue + Price Promise doesn’t keep its promises…

  Yay, you’re in for a mini rant today! I was asked to write a post about negotiating your utility bills recently (actually it is a video, so if you want to see how I should really better remain a writer, knock yourselves out!), and thought it would be a good time to practice what […]

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The Basics of Renting Your Property

Renting your property is a viable alternative to selling. This way, you’ll get a consistent stream of income and you’ll still have the option of selling when the time’s right. If you weren’t considering the idea, though, you’ll have a few questions. Take a look at this guide for all the basics you’ll need to […]

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Investing in your values

  For many of us investing comes down to one thing: financial returns. But did you know there are investments that help you meet your financial goals and reflect your personal values? Impact Investments combine these two attributes. Impact Investments are defined as investments that intend to generate social and/or environmental impact and at the […]

Pros and cons of the raw diet for dogs

Pros and cons of the raw diet for dogs

A while back, I talked about how I was looking for healthier options than kibble for Napoleon, the cutest Little Great Dane on the continent. Who am I kidding, in the whole world Anyway, I thought I would start preparing homemade meals for him, so he could eat better. Dogs can’t eat many leftovers because […]

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How Your Small Business Can Punch Above Its Weight

The internet has given customers the power and they aren’t going to buy your product or services because you’re the only option anymore. They are going to want to buy from the best and this often means they stray towards big-names they feel they can trust. Here are a few ways you can make your […]

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Cutting the cost of car ownership

Cars are among the most useful things you can own, but they also account for some of the biggest expenses a household will face. There are, however, a number of steps you can take to cut the cost of car ownership significantly. Obviously, these will not completely eliminate expense, but they will often make it […]

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Make Sure You Choose the Forex Broker That is Right for You

When you first start to get into stock trading, you’ll have a wealth of options available to you. Deciding which stock broker you want to first open a trading account with will be one of these decisions. Making sure you pick the best online stock broker available to you when you start out, will give […]

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Learning the Lessons from Cyber Monday: Buying and selling safely online

Cyber Monday is an American concept that may have eluded most British citizens and which refers to the first Monday after Thanksgiving in America. It is the busiest online shopping day of the year and provides ample opportunity for sophisticated cyber thieves to steal everything from money to consumer identities. Cyber theft is a growing […]

Do you have to give better gifts now that you make more?

Do you have to give better gifts now that you make more?

I am pretty lucky that we are not big on Christmas gifts in my family, so I generally get something for my brother, sister and mother, and a box of chocolate or a bottle of Champagne for whoever is hosting Christmas that year. As kids, we were never expected to give gifts, but as a […]

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OMG, we have rats! How to fight a rat invasion

Or mice. What is the difference anyway? They are disgusting, they have long tails, they eat my food. It happened while we were away for a few weeks, and the maid discovered the kitchen like a battlefield, complete with faeces and eaten dry food. Yuk. Thankfully there were no guests around! It can happen pretty […]