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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

Dream death and the real reason you’re in pain

Dreams that don’t come true need to be grieved. The dream itself needs to be honoured and mourned. It’s not just about dealing with the pain of not getting what you wanted, it’s about going deeper to look closely at what the dream was actually for.

A Deeper Look at Proportional Budgeting

To people who don’t actively budget, budgeting can seem like a complicated mess involving spreadsheet programs, notebooks, and other materials.

Three Reasons I Hate My Facebook ‘Friends’

I hate Facebook – that seems like the best way to start a discussion about my friends. Oh, I use it of course, otherwise how would I know I hate it; but I use it begrudgingly. I resisted it for a very long time, I’ve only been active since about August last year, and there are days that I seriously regret ever succumbing to the pressure.

How to Evaluate a Franchise Opportunity

If you’ve been following our series on buying and running a successful franchise, you’ll know that we’ve put a lot of emphasis on doing your research before buying a franchise.But what does that research involve, exactly? That’s what we’re going to cover in this tutorial.

New Kitchen Island made of slats

Materials: 2 x Sultan LADE, Numerär worktop I’m really proud of myself because I did this hack with only a little bit of help from my husband. The first picture shows a part of my kitchen before my hack . I was sure that a new kitchen cabinet had to be there instead of the old racks and the curtain.

Money extremes: From spendthrift to tightwad to somewhere in the middle

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. Many years ago, when I was paying off a car loan and some credit card debt, I became really frugal. Almost obsessively frugal. I looked for every possible way to save money, and I dreaded ever having to spend money. Then one morning my husband accidently broke our coffee carafe.

Compact bedroom telly

Materials: VETTRE I recently had my apartment re-cabled with a new digital TV aerial and had an aerial point installed in the bedroom. I also go myself a nice big screen TV for the lounge which meant my old screen – Benq 21 inch, full HD with HDMI connection – was surplus. I had a spare Digital set-top box.

11 ‘Times’ You Need to Stop Making A Big Deal About To Be Happy

Have you ever felt like you're unhappy and it's not exactly your fault? More often than not, somebody said something you don't agree with or some little thing happen. You start sweating the small stuff. Then you become unhappy. It's because we're think too much. We talk too much.

SULTAN LADE Garden Bench

Materials: Sultan Lade 90×200 cm There is not much to say about it.

The Delusional Fantasies We Live With Each Day

‘Most human beings spend 50 to 90 percent or more of their time in their imagination, living in fantasy.’ ~Charlotte Joko Beck By Leo Babauta We fail at creating new habits because of fantasies. We procrastinate because of fantasies. We get frustrated with other people, with ourselves, because of fantasies. We miss out on the wonder of the world because of fantasies. We — all o

Under eaves storage TARVA hack

Materials: 2 x TARVA chest of 5 drawers OK so I needed some clothes storage in my new attic room but I didn’t want a wardrobe at an odd angle following the roof line and also I didn’t want to lose any valuable floor area.

Disappearing office supplies

I often wondered why items disappear from shared spaces, such as pens from the reception desk or coffee mugs from the lunchroom. I read about a group of epidemiologists from Australia who published the results of a study in the British Medical Journal documenting the disappearance of teaspoons from their lunchrooms.

Questions about Fruits, Generic Buys, Belts, Emergency Funds, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Time for a credit card? 2. Saving fresh fruits 3. Chefs and doctors buy generics? 4. Home value and insurance needs 5. Frequency of eating out 6. Writing and personal exposure 7.

Questions about Home Buying, Windfalls, Icebreakers, and Diapers

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Mechanical Turk to blog migration 2. Music for focused work 3. Costco, Sam’s Club, or BJ’s? 4. Investing advice for teens 5. Cheap lunches at work 6. Financial formulas 7. Home buying advice 8.

4 Reasons Why You Fail At Investing

If you are like the average investor, you fail at investing. I’m sorry to be so harsh, but studies have shown this to be true. The average investor only earns 2% a year while the stock market earns an average of 8%. Why the discrepancy? The main reason is because we are human and we derail ourselves from what should be done. Below I list 4 of the biggest reasons why you fail at investing.