Avoid lifestyle inflation

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When you’re used to following a certain budget, getting extra money can seem like an easy bonus – it doesn’t form part of your budget so it’s okay to spend it away.  After all, if you’ve taken care of you bills and your savings, everything else is gravy right?  But that’s where it is easy to fall into the trap of lifestyle inflation.  Suddenly that extra bit...

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Being a volunteer

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I’m pretty notorious for being anti-charity, for the most part.  I am very suspicious of the amount of money spent on converting donor dollars to recipient works and cynical about the salaries of administrators and fundraising campaigns.  But I do believe in giving back to others.  How do I make it work?   Well, I try to focus on what I can do to have a direct impact on others.  I would...

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