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5 Home Truths about Your Finances

5 Home Truths about Your Finances

I don’t mean to be rude, but the way you’re spending and saving your money is all wrong. It’s not just you though; most of us are unconsciously spending our money in counter-productive ways and failing to financially prepare for the future. Whilst I’m sure there will be many reading this thinking: ‘Hold on, who is this English idiot? And why is...

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Productivity, Creativity and Money: An Interview with Suw Charman-Anderson

Productivity, Creativity and Money: An Interview with Suw Charman-Anderson

I’m a supporter of Suw Charman-Anderson’s Kickstarter project, Argleton: A story of maps, maths and motorways. The project got me thinking. Some types of creative projects are particularly sensitive to being squeezed out of our schedules, especially when we’re thinking in terms of finances. Making money — whether you’ve got a nine-to-five...

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Money and Impure Thoughts

Money and Impure Thoughts

Maybe you work in the not-for-profit sector, or in academia. Maybe you’re an artist, a writer, a creative. What you do is supposed to be noble and pure, inspired by something far greater than a love of grubby money. Right? At some point, you’ve picked up the idea that money is a bit grubby and earthy. You’re trying to focus on the essence of...

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Thoughtful Consumption and Its Beneficial Consequences

Thoughtful Consumption and Its Beneficial Consequences

The last few weeks, I’ve been hung up on the idea of thoughtful consumption. I’ve heard echoes of it everywhere, although it’s rarely mentioned by name. But the idea of paying close attention to what we truly want to spend our time and our money on provides a clearer picture than putting together a general budget or creating a to-do list a million...

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Personal Productivity & Finance

Regina Leeds is the author of One Year to an Organized Financial Life, as well as New York Times bestseller One Year to an Organized Life. She believes in step-by-step processes to get organized, whether you’re talking about organizing your home, your work or your personal finances. There was a time when I believed you had to have a trained business mind...

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Why Taking a Packed Lunch is a Huge Financial Win

Why Taking a Packed Lunch is a Huge Financial Win

When it comes to personal finances, I’ve got a tendency to feel paralysed. It’s easy to stick my head in the sand. There seems to be so much to understand – plus, I’m pretty comfortable in my current routine. What I’ve found over the past few years, though, is that fairly simple changes can have dramatic results. And if you work outside...

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The Priorities of Personal Finance: Are You Scrooge McDuck?

The Priorities of Personal Finance: Are You Scrooge McDuck?

My long-term financial goals don’t have a single dollar sign in them: I want to have enough money that I can travel any time I choose, that I can afford to cut back on the number of hours I work every week, that I can take care of my family no matter what. There’s no way to put a price tag on any of those goals…I may not know when I reach some...

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It’s Time to Face the State of Your Finances

Do you make money? Maybe even a decent amount? I’ll bet you’re just brilliant at managing it, aren’t you? You put 20% away before you even access your pay-check, you pay cash only for all day-to-day purchases with credit just as a back-up, and you always have plenty to spare for spontaneous treats and occasional emergencies. Or – not. Here’s a quick...

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Money is Never Your Goal

Money is Never Your Goal

If you’ve ever made New Year’s resolutions or set ambitious goals for yourself, there’s a good chance that money was involved. Maybe you want to reach a certain salary. Maybe you’re focusing on your net worth. Perhaps you’re trying to get out of debt, establish an emergency fund, or boost your savings. There’s no denying that money can be a powerful...

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