Student poverty is pretty much accepted as the norm in Australian society and is a running joke in student circles. Really it’s no laughing matter and it’s very unfortunate that those who study and live out of home can’t even afford to eat properly during exam time.
Why do opposites attract? For years, I thought it was a saying generated to excuse normally nice women dating borderline sociopaths for fun, or hardworking decent guys investing several years in women who are just taking them for a ride. Yet, often we are attracted to qualities in other people that we are entirely without. […]
It’s late at night, and you’ve collapsed in front of the television to forget your day at work/ try and get to sleep/ accompany your whisky drinking, and an infomercial comes on. The advertisement seems to go on for about ten million years, but by the end, you’re feeling like a 20 CD collection of […]
Here are 5 reasons you should be ontop of your tax and never skip a financial years tax return.
A few things are more or less inevitable when you begin university study – you’re going to be skint, you’re going to find great excuses for delaying thinking seriously about your future career and you’re going to spend way too much money on alcohol.
Adolescence is a time of independence and experimentation. In other words, it’s a time of infinite stress, late nights and slamming doors for all people unfortunate enough to be attempting to parent a teenager.
We all know friends are important. In fact, they are essential to our happiness. They are one of the things that break up the monotony of the day to day, they are something to look forward to at the end of a working day or a shoulder to lean on at the end of a […]
Cash. So old-fashioned a thought, when most of us use cash these days for only the most minor of purchases- a cup of coffee in the morning and a train fare. The rest of the time, it’s easy to exist in a cyber, moneyless world where a beautiful plastic card can buy you everything you […]
You thought coral would be your colour. It looked great in the shop. You really needed another blender. Funny how all justifications seems to evaporate in the cold hard daylight of a purchase. Suddenly you realise how much you never needed it, how it doesn’t really suit you anyway and you have no money with […]
Convenience has become a dirty word. We all know it’s something that pretends to make your life easier and instead makes us more stressed and probably more wrinkled.
Every morning, I wake up with a goal in my heart. By mid-morning, I’ve had three coffees, read the paper and gone for a dog-paddle swim. And my goal?
I have problems with keeping journals. I start out with a lot of commitment on January 1st, or on the first day of a trip, or when something really exciting has happened, and end up with five pages written in a 195 page exercise book. Dear diaries just aren’t my thing.