Big Splurges

In my previous post, I wrote about small splurgesĀ and now it’s time to look at the other end of the spectrum. Big splurges. I would classify a large splurge as something that costs thousands (or depending on the item) hundreds of dollars. Anything that is not necessary for a reasonably comfortable survival I consider to…

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Small Splurges

I don’t drink coffee, I take my lunch to work everyday, I drink very little alcohol and going out to restaurants isn’t a frequent occurrence. Yet, I have a weakness for something that I like to consider to be a small splurge. Something that is not a logical spend, something that I could save money…

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Fast Food

We all have those occasions where we either can’t be bothered cooking dinner or due to circumstantial reasons we end up running out of time. It’s so easy in these types of scenarios to say “oh let’s just go out” or “let’s just order a takeaway”. This can turn into a very costly decision and…

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Why my Desk isn’t Minimalist

At my home, it’s an ongoing process of purging unwanted and unnecessary stuff and in particular- knick knacks. Travel souvenirs, gifts, figurines, collectables and pieces of my childhood. After years of hoarding these sorts of items, I now find that most are unwanted dust gatherers that cause me additional work and anxiety. However, I thought…

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Minimalism and Pasta

My boyfriend and I had discussed going to the end of January sales, it was brought up because he was looking at new work shoes (to cut a long story short we checked online and they didn’t have his size). But we then thought that maybe we should go anyway just for a casual browse…

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A Disposable Society

Today in the western world, we live in a disposable society. One where it is easier and often cheaper to throw something away that repair it. It’s also a changing society where people often lack the necessary skills in which to make such repairs because it’s so easy to replace things. My Dad is an…

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Desires and Wants

I was recently sent out my the staff in my office to buy a member of our team a gift. I new exactly where I was headed, as I know her favourite stores. This particular store is also however a favourite of mine. It’s a place that’s very easy to get carried away in and…

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Unexpected Small Expenses

Going out and about in summer can be a costly exercise. The reason I say this is because we all get thirsty and this can result in unexpected expenses both financially and health wise. There have been occasions in the past when I have been out shopping or running errands where I’ve come to feel…

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That’s Garbage

In Australia (for those who are unaware) we have recently had the plastic bag banned. Well, sort of. Major supermarkets have phased them out and as a result when you head to the checkout you have to (remember to) bring your own bags. This has already been in place in other parts of the world…

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The State of Retail

It seems as though every couple of weeks, the media reports how retail is dying, sales are down and stores are closing. Many media sources use the advent of online shopping to blame the mass failure of many staple stores which have been around for many years. I, however feel differently. Part of the reason…

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