Live Well

People have decided that what’s most important in life, is having occupations that no one understands, to pay for celebrity-like fake boobs, and fast cars. In this section, I talk about ignoring the populous, in the hope that one day, we’ll transcend the tabloid-esque ignorance of this world, and end up with simpler, happier lives. Let’s drink to the idea anyway.

Festivities And The Dreaded C-word

October 29, 2013
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If, like most people, you face the same cashflow issues every year. All those end of the year festivities and the dreaded c-word, (that’s right, it’s not even November and I’m already talking about Christmas) you know that come January, you’ll be stretching the weekly food budget by eating pasta pesto for the entire month. […]

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Debt And Creativity

April 15, 2013
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Critical thinking is something that has to be nurtured and given room to develop in the young. It could be argued that if we miss this step, we will end up with a society full of idiots who can’t do anything but follow orders. The much respected Noam Chomsky believes that students who acquire large […]

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Universal Truths

April 4, 2013
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There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee success, or happiness. Everyone is different and therefore has a different path to take. However, there are universal truths that apply to everyone. Whenever I feel like I’m not moving along my path fast enough, I like to remind myself of a few of these […]

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Are You A Hoarder? Kick The Habit Now

February 27, 2013

Do you have overflowing cupboards and boxes of old things stowed away in your attic or garage, and are you loath to throw anything out? Some people are born hoarders, genetically predisposed to keep more than they need. If this sounds like you or someone you know, we are here to help with some top […]

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Productivity Tips For Working From Home

February 18, 2013
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Working from home can be a luxury, but if you let it, it can also be your downfall. I’ve been working from home for a couple of years now, and have broken every rule in the book. I’ve let everything disrupt my work, from tv to sleep, instagram to the gym, and everything in between. […]

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Death Of The To-Do List

December 18, 2012
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Having been a serial to-do list writer since the age of twelve, the following concept was a hard one for me to grasp. When we think of list makers, we think organised planners. That’s not me, or at least it wasn’t. My lists were always intended as planning. My intention was to write said list, […]

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Have Conviction In Your Ideas

December 11, 2012
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I recently posted a quote on Facebook… “The most dangerous risk of all – the risk of not spending your life doing what you want on the bet that you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later” Which spurred the comment… “That sounds awesome! Does anyone want to pay all my bills for […]

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Preparing A Decent Christmas On A Budget

December 10, 2012

The Christmas Money Machine It’s that wonderful time of the year, where children are excited at the prospect of presents from Santa and adults are looking forward to spending quality time with their nearest and dearest. However, it’s also that dreaded time of the year for many adults, and in particular parents, who are struggling […]

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Fashionably Frugal – How to wear your summer wardrobe this winter

October 29, 2012

Apparently we’re in a recession, I’m not sure if anyone had mentioned to you? These are hard times and we’re all making less money and our bank balances are feeling the strain… Oh, you had heard? Of course you have! It’s all over the news. “Frugal” and “thrifty” have become the new “Hot”. Money saving […]

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Right about now… #Giveaway

August 29, 2012
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We’re delighted to bring you this guest post from Paul Knott, author of OUCH! We also have 3 copies of OUCH! to giveaway. Simply sign up to the Curb Your Consumerism email list in the sidebar, to be entered into the prize draw. Capitulation at the first hurdle is hardly an Olympic level of achievement […]

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