Parents bewail them, grandparents remember them and children appear to not have any of them. Manners. When confronted with a small army of cutlery at a fancy restaurant, what knife should you use? What wine glass for which wine? And should men open doors for women, or is that a faux par? Manners and etiquette […]
Remember back in high school, when you used to hang out with the girl who would be all smiles and laughter and then ditch you as soon as a cute guy walked past? Or when your mate seemed to be more interested in your developed collection of Xbox games than your company when he came […]
Understanding the psychology behind why we spend money is an ongoing battle, an albatross around the necks of our budgets, a learning curve that continues to curve away from us. Yet Career Overview has come to the rescue with some new tips and tricks on how best to understand your spending, and avoid it from […]
Habits are pesky things- they lurk in my subconscious, masquerading as part of my identity. Changing a habit may sound easy, but in reality is very difficult to do. This goes a long way in explaining why I struggle with saving money.
That’s right- accepting bargains implicitly may cost you money in the end. I know, I wish I could get my story straight too. Here I am, spouting save, save, save, and now I’m telling you there are some things you just have to invest the money in. Why? Because some things will cost you money […]
Personal finance advice will always centre on the idea of loving and using what you have, and to stop aspiring for more. That’s great advice for appreciating the great things around you, but could you take that advice one step further? Could you actually cut your consumption in half, and still love the life you […]
How to travel without spending a heap of money. The guide to cheap travel and not over spending.
There’s always a good reason for your first credit card. You’re heading overseas, and want an emergency back up. You’ve just gotten your first job. You’re making a big purchase and want to pay it off slowly. Everyone else has one.
You’ve just gotten your first job out of school and university, and for the first time you can afford cocktails at your local bar. The handbag you’ve always wanted is somehow now within reach, and the improvements you wanted to make to your car (i.e. a subwolfer) are a possible dream. So, you go and […]
It’s that time again. I love my maxims, my little mottos for personal finance success. They’re not always the silver bullet, but there are worse rules to live by than the ones contained below.
Here are some of the ways you can attempt to avoid defaulting on your mortgage (which may potentially save you from losing your home). Remember, there are a number of things you can do before getting to that end point.
Happiness is hard to come by. It sneaks up on us when we’re least expecting it, and the moment you notice it, it’s gone. You’ll be quite calmly sitting on your back porch, watching the sun set and realise you’re feeling indisputably happy. Then off it flees again.
The basics of grocery shopping and trying to save money.
I knew actually having a child was expensive. That I could understand- the doctor’s visits, the school fees, the packed lunches. But apparently even getting pregnant is an expensive business. Here are some tips.
Anyone who has recently bought fruit and vegetables is likely to have a vague suspicion that the price they are paying is a bit too high. Manufactured goods, coffees at your local coffeehouse- every little cut can hurt and damage your finances in a long-term way. While we sigh and put up with it, maybe […]