Charity begins online

If you’re daft enough to read this blog regularly, you’ll have heard me mention that I’ve been looking for a way to give to charity regularly, within my limited means (I study part-time) and without concentrating on one or a couple of causes to the exclusion of all others. I think we should donate either time…

Spotlight on a great blog (someone else’s)

If you take a look at my blogroll, you’ll see that not all the blogs I read are in English. This week I’d like to share with you a post from a Russian-language blog written by Anastasiya Milkova called O bogatstve, which translates literally as About wealth. It’s an excellent blog with a down-to-earth approach…

OMG I’m c**p at this!

Here’s the thing. When I decided we should track our spending last month, I thought it was just to smooth out any rough edges, find anything we might be paying too much for. But it turns out our spending habits are terrible, and not at all what you’d expect from someone from blogs about being…

The Slow-Paced 21st Century

It’s 3 pm on a Wednesday and you’ve just got home. Your other half will be back soon too, with the children – you both work full-time – so you make a drink and a snack for all of you. You had a good lunch so you’re not hungry yet, but you’ll need plenty to…

Time and money, money and time…

So far I’ve talked a lot about money, but actually of the two things in the title of this post it’s time that’s more important. Money flows in and out, but time goes in one direction only, and there’s nothing you can do to change that (unless you’re going to get into some very weird…