Voluntary Simplicity

Voluntary simplicity is a lifestyle choice to drastically reduce consumption in order to live more simply for reasons such as environmental and economic.  Many proponents of voluntary simplicity question the materialism of modern life.  They say it leads to...

Rules Of Thumb For Money

I always thought that the term “rule of thumb” originated from British common law in the 1600’s that allowed a man to beat his wife with a stick provided that the diameter was not greater than the width of his thumb.  Now I understand that this reference is just a...

What If You’re Not University Material?

Most people think that to get a decent career a university degree is a must.  However, for those who drop out of school, or are languishing in a dead end, tedious, paper-pushing job it might not have been the best way to go, especially if they’re stuck with a huge...

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