I love a good ole potato. When I am in a pinch, feeling a little lazy, needing a bit of comfort food or just don’t want to spend money, I take a potato and make a meal of it. Sometimes more than one potato, truth be told. Today, I have one of my favourite childhood recipes for you. It’s frugal, it’s quick and it’s tasty. … Continue reading My favourite (dirt cheap) recipe – savoury potato pancakes
So it happened – I had a whole no-spend month and didn’t even realise it was happening. Is this what I have become? Ok, it’s not a bad thing that I have no spend months or weeks or days without noticing. Or I hope it’s not a bad thing. So what happens in person’s life to suddenly stop spending? Here is what has been happening … Continue reading I had a no-spend month and didn’t even notice
It’s the 1st of March as I type this post up and honestly, I am feeling a bit meh. It’s cold outside, colder than it was for the last couple of days, the sun is not shining and I’ve just sifted through all my February expenses. And the bad part? The best part of my February expenses was actually spent at the end of January. … Continue reading Budget Recap: February 2019
About the book A collection of letters written by Gary C. Halbert from Boron Prison to his son, Bond. The letters are ‘lessons’ to Bond, intended for later revision and publishing. The lessons are on copywriting and direct marketing. The book contains a total of 25 letters, each followed by a brief analysis by Bond Halbert. I came across this title while listening to Tim … Continue reading Monthly Book Club: The Boron Letters by Gary C. Halbert
It helps that the United Kingdom, and London where my home is, boasts some rather attractive properties.
Let’s get to the point though.
Aside from paying for the purchase of the property itself, a person purchasing a home is usually liable for a tax called Stamp Duty. This tax is usually collected and filed by your solicitor/property conveyancer. It is a tiered tax with some variation between Scotland, Wales and England (and the Northern Ireland). Continue reading Stamp duty on residential properties explained
A good while ago I published a video about becoming British through naturalisation. With the Brexit deadline right around the corner, there has been a lot of change in how temporary and permanent residence, the pre-requisites to becoming a British national, are changing. The topic touches me personally – not only I have members of family and friends who are living in the UK on … Continue reading UK and EU nationals – how not to get kicked out of the country after Brexit
Being a man is somewhat easier than being a woman. There, I said it. But – even if that is the truth in general, there is a whole host of things men are saddled with societally which can make everyday life challenging, unfair and costly. Here are the key ones. The pressure to succeed Whatever success means, and it usually just means being rich and … Continue reading The true cost of being a male