Stop telling me what to do!

    I am so fed up of being told what to do, who to follow, how to raise your social following by 10,000 a day, how to lose 6 stone in an hour. “I went from being a total jobless, drug addict to earning £70,000 a day, overnight” Erm… no, you didn’t. I follow too many fake people on Facebook and it has started to stress me out. The amount of time I spend trawling through my news-feed to find some actual resemblance of my ‘real life’ is stupid. Everyone and their dog has suddenly become an expert in … Continue reading Stop telling me what to do!

My teenager and money

A few days ago I posted about my son and his financial knowledge. I included a diagram of my bank account activity and promised to enlighten you all with a follow-up regarding his insight and opinion… First and foremost I managed to coax him out of his room with promises of hot chocolate and pieces of chocolate orange. I also promised to not keep him away from GTA v for longer than 20 minutes. I sat him down, unravelled the diagram and was ready to met with gasps and ‘woahs’. The sort that conveyed his shock and bewilderment at just how … Continue reading My teenager and money

Does your teenager know the real value of money?

I spoke to my 13-year-old son the other day about learning the value of money. My Dad used to say this to me when I was younger every time I asked for some money for the shop and I always thought “Well, I know the value of money” whilst looking down in to my hand. “that one’s 10p, that one’s 50p, the shiny gold ones are worth £1 and the paper ones are the most valuable” His words were clearly lost on me. After many years and sleepless nights worrying about how I could budget my outgoings, I seem to, … Continue reading Does your teenager know the real value of money?

Do you love your job?

    I want to do everything. That is my downfall. I want to read all of the books, watch all the films and I most definitely want to see all the places. I desperately want to visit the  Pyramids, the deserts of Nevada, the Great Wall of China, The Himalayas, the ancient Incan Empire at Machu Picchu. It’s as though I have an invisible force inside me that pulls me towards everything and no it’s not gravity…well that’s there too but this isn’t that. It’s the uncontrollable human instinct. The explorer in Columbus, the inquisitive mind of Darwin, the … Continue reading Do you love your job?