5 biggest (non-obvious) drawbacks of living in Europe’s largest city

This article will kindly omit the topic of the pandemic, because enough has been said for now. Instead, let’s talk about London. I live in London. And the title was a naughty little clickbait. London is the 3rd largest city in Europe, not the largest, but somehow people often forget that Istanbul and Moscow, the two largest ones, are also in Europe. That aside, I … Continue reading 5 biggest (non-obvious) drawbacks of living in Europe’s largest city

Furlough scheme explained (information valid as at 5th April 2020 in the United Kingdom)

The British version of furlough British government has rolled out a furlough scheme in order to safeguard at least some of the private sector jobs currently being cut left and right, and through that salvage at least part of the economy. What is it? Furlough in the UK is a temporary leave of absence granted to employees or members of an organisation, on reduced pay. … Continue reading Furlough scheme explained (information valid as at 5th April 2020 in the United Kingdom)

Happy Monday (24th February 2020)

Uh oh! I haven’t done this since November, about time another one showed up! Welcome to the very first Happy Monday in 2020. Let’s get right to it. What I’m reading – ‘Prisoners of Geography’ by Tim Marshall. In fact, I finished it last night and it’s not on my ‘recommend to everyone’ list. The book is well structured, Tim’s view on the topic of … Continue reading Happy Monday (24th February 2020)

5 things nobody really tells you about adulting

Now I know this, but when I first ‘flew the nest’ I had no idea that I was a sheltered little snowflake. Although I did receive a decent amount of prep and life skills for what adulting might entail from my parents, teachers and a bunch of miscellaneous adults, there was a whole boatload of stuff I had no idea about. Let me tell you … Continue reading 5 things nobody really tells you about adulting

3 adult habits I picked up at university

Back to school is slowly happening for the children and is starting to loom on the horizon for the college and university students. This time of coming slowly into fall makes me a little nostalgic for my own university time, so to snap myself out of the nostalgia here are three adult habits which I picked up during university.   Not taking things at face … Continue reading 3 adult habits I picked up at university

BIG financial goals for your 30s

am no longer in my 20s and while I am slowly moving through the next decade up, I also have some big goals for that decade. This article will focus on my own goals ‘to do it in your 30s’. I am yet to live through that decade fully and until I live through it, who am I to tell you what’s doable and what’s not? With that in mind, let’s start with the BIG financial goals I am going to attempt hitting. Continue reading BIG financial goals for your 30s