For whatever reason, sometimes our brains decide that they want to etch an image deep into our minds never to be forgotten; almost as if our minds take a photo of something we have experienced and stores it in the long term vault of our brain. We all have them, and for me this was […]
Advertising changed forever in the early 1920s when Edward Bernayse began using people’s emotions to convince them they needed to buy something. It was a move away from the “buy this now it’s great and its green” to “buy this now, you will feel great, look great and be well respected”, the style of advertising […]
Hi all, I just wanted to share the progress made in the first half of 2016. The year where I really took a firm grasp on my finances and started documenting and perusing my targets and ambitions with more passion and hunger than ever before. The first 6 months of the year have gone by […]
I see the value in a budget in the same way as I see the value in the weather forecast. They are a useful guide, but sometimes when sun is predicted, it pours down with rain. But sometimes you should willingly throw your budget in the bin and spend! I have mentioned here in the past […]
“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no […]
Do you spend all your money on stuff you thought you needed, or things you thought you wanted? Do you have all you could ever need but nothing compared to all you want? Welcome to the consuming self, the happy and docile people that make up most of the first worlds population today, including you and I.
Out of sight out of mind is the issue here, we need to know what we earn yearly, monthly, weekly etc. Not only that but we need to know what we are paying in Taxes, National Insurance (if you are in the UK), USC (If you are in Ireland), Student loans, what is our Tax code […]
The moment is pretty tough when you first see the facts before you. You see that your salary could be double and would still not be enough. That you work all the hours you can tolerate but the only way up