I’ve been reading about a consumer spending countermovement called Buy Nothing Day. It’s celebrated on Black Friday. Instead of buying tons of stuff, you buy nothing. Since Black Friday isn’t for awhile yet, I want to try this one a regular day. But I’ve realized it’s far too easy for me to spend nothing… Read more
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The savings culture and percentage of saving, around the world
Saving is a crucial part of our financial life. We spend over 1/3rd the time of our adulthood to grow profits. But times will come when we can’t work hard and we need to save up money. Though this is a very clear idea, not all people save equally. Some save more while others don’t… Read more
How to Save Money Whilst in a Relationship
Relationships can be expensive! So expensive, in fact, that I think some people contemplate if they’re even worth it. For me, I must say they are worth it. I think relationships are so much more important than money. But even with that being true in my mind, that doesn’t mean you must spend blindlessly… Read more
Ways to Save While Young
Want to have a fantastic financial future? Begin saving now! Yes, like right now. By saving right now, you’ll put yourself in an excellent place. What happens with many people in their 20’s is they forget to save. Instead they spend all their money. Each time they get a raise at work, they spend… Read more
Is Living in the Country the Right Financial Move for You?
I grew up on a farm in a very rural location. We had livestock, farmland and our closest neighbor was barely within walking distance. What a change from the city life that most people experience in the 21st century. After graduating high school, I moved to a city to go to college. I later… Read more
10 “Bad” Money Habits and How to Get Rid of Them
One of the things that make bad money habits hard to break is that we don’t even recognize we have them in the first place. Just as with any other issue we may have in life, the first step to start improving it is to spot it and then turn it around. These 10 bad… Read more
When Is Enough (Spending) Enough?
I recently read an article about someone who became a decamillionaire overnight. Now, of course he worked for years to get to that point. But he didn’t make much money at all. Then, another company bought his project – for over $10,000,000 (£6,957,804.40). He went from being near the poverty line to being very rich…. Read more
Why Airbnb’s Are Better Than Hotels
This is a money blog so I’m sure you think I’m going to be raving about the savings. You’re correct! It is dramatically cheaper to go with an Airbnb than a hotel. It’s not uncommon to find a private bedroom at an Airbnb to be one-fifth of what a hotel charges. Furthermore, you get so… Read more
How Minimalists Manage to Get by on so Little (Whilst Saving Thousands!)
Minimalism is being quite popular with millennials. Maybe it’s because the word minimalism and millennial are so similar. I digress. There are many misconceptions about how to live like a minimalist. Many people believe minimalists live a life of depravity. However, modern day minimalists don’t live like Gandhi. In fact, they have anything they… Read more
How to Stop Buying Garbage You Don’t Need!
Probably the biggest reason people don’t get rich is because they spend it all. Does that make sense? Jeeze, I hope so. What most people do is they take what little money they have and immediately dispose of it. Popular methods of disposal are for things like cars, shoes, purses, toys (like quad bikes,… Read more
Is Abstinence the Secret to Financial Success?
When we think about sex and money, we often think of the extreme cost of children. Children are no doubt expensive. And how do we get children? You know. So is abstinence the secret to financial success? For this discussion, it’s not about being abstinent forever. If we agreed to that, the human… Read more
How to Cut Wedding Costs by 50%!
According to Brides Magazine, the average UK wedding costs £30,111!!! After a house, I always thought transportation was the most expensive cost. I guess not for most people! In this blog post, I’ll dig to the bottom of this number. Digging to the bottom will reveal the many, many ways you can half your wedding… Read more