Travelling throughout Southeast Asia, you would see square houses with open courtyards in the middle, with ponds that drained slowly. It took me a couple of weeks to be finally told this was part of the Feng Shui tradition. The rain would fill up the pond quickly but would drain out slowly. If done right, […]
I try not to be a holier than thou kind of person, especially as I am certainly not holier. I have vices a-plenty and I tend to enjoy them with great sincerity; the odd tipple, the cheeky cigarette and the barely contained, desperate desire for a coffee that grabs hold of me every couple of […]
I’ll admit it, if I were worth a billion dollars, I would definitely not be sparing with my money. Good intentions aside, I would have many pairs of shoes, long self-indulgent holidays and several houses. I don’t think I’d need a life of excess but a life of restrained opulence would definitely be on the […]
I left home without any money. I was just back from six months around Europe and I didn’t really have a cent to my name. I was lucky- I had a room at a relative’s house for a year, and walked straight into a job earned solely through the solid DNA that is nepotism. Regardless, […]
Hiding money from your partner is a complex business. Indeed, aspects of the practice might better be addressed by a relationship counselor, instead of a personal finance blogger whose most intense relationship is with her iPhone. Why you are trying to hide money from your partner is really none of my business. Sometimes it’s to […]
Ah, Smart Daily Money, you have me all figured out. I stumbled on their list of the lies we tell ourselves about why we don’t need to budget and save, and unfortunately have been guilty of every single one. How many have you told youself, as you look at yourself in the mirror and realise […]
The 5 financial mistakes that I would like to take back – if only I could! We look at some common money related mistakes that we wish never happened and give practical take home points on how to solve.
If you’re looking to fatten out your savings a little bit, it might be time to look at your income and whether you are making the most of your time. There comes a point where you are really saving every spare dollar, so the only way to save more is to increase your earnings.
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 […]