How to Avoid Card Fees Abroad

The flights are booked, the hotel room reserved and the case is packed – it’s holiday time! And in this wonderfully modern age we live in, gone are the days where you need to travel with travellers’ cheques or a whole stash of foreign currency. Today, you can get away by jetting off with just […]

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Living Up To Our Name

I thought long and hard about what to call my blog. Primarily, the blog is about personal finance and financial independence but I knew I wanted the freedom to just talk about whatever the hell I wanted, so didn’t want the name to be money related and feel pigeonholed. Ultimately, I want to try and […]

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The On-Demand Economy: Don’t Fall Prey

The consumer driven society we live in has a thing about instant gratification. When people want something, they want it right that second. And technology companies and businesses are capitalising on this by rolling out goods and services that cater to this incessant, immediate want, with the rapid explosion of the on-demand economy (also known […]

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Making Memories

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed a correlation with the growth of social media and the term/trend of ‘making memories’. It’s one of my bugbears. These days, plastered all over my Facebook are people posting photos about days out, holidays, special occasions – a lot with the concept of making memories. People try to […]

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Subscription Boxes: Silent Savings Killers

There’s something out there that’s silently crushing your ability to save. It’s superfluous and a complete money drain. What am I talking about? Subscription boxes. It started with one or two but they have simply proliferated into obscenity. There are so many freaking subscription boxes on the market. What exactly am I talking about? For […]

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Why Does Everyone Feel the Need to be Busy?

Why do people in modern society feel the need to be busy? People wear their busyness like a badge of honour. Because if you’re not busy, that means you must be lazy, right? I’m not saying that I’m immune to this. I’ve often bemoaned that I’m busy, life is hectic and I could do with […]

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Ways to Save on a Weekend Trip

This past weekend, we took a short but sweet visit to Niagara Falls. We have wanted to experience the beauty of the falls since way before we actually moved to America. But since we’ve been here, it’s been one of those trips that has always been bumped for something else. I’m not sure if it’s […]

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I Don’t Hate My Job

It’s not a prerequisite to hate your job when you’re on the path to financial independence. I actually love my profession and love the career I have built. But as much as I find fulfillment and satisfaction in it, I’m still quite willing to close the door on that part of my life when we […]

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That Lifestyle Inflation Trap

We became Mr. and Mrs. in 2011. After the big day and our 3 week honeymoon, we re-entered the land of normality midway through the year. Phew, we’d done it! We’d knuckled down and saved hard to pull all that off. Time to celebrate – we could spend money again! Or not. We incurred £1,000 […]

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