‘Affluenza’ by Oliver James

This is a book review for an occasional series on this blog. The books I’ll be reviewing are ones I think are relevant to the ideas behind the blog. You can easily find a list of the books I’ve reviewed so far by clicking on the new Books category. I don’t think James coined the term…

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…

Keep your wits about you!

Danger can lurk in even the most mundane situations, as you can see here. More seriously, everyday things have an effect in the long run, so it’s worth making sure they’re healthy. I haven’t always thought this way. Not that long ago, if I noticed I was slouching – especially at the computer – or…

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…