How we handle money is as much psychological as it is economical. It’s hard to be purely rational about one’s money all the time. Mostly because we’re at the whim of our emotional bodies, with all their tingly excitable nerves and hormones, whizzing around. If we were super rational robots with big calculators on our
Apart from recurring bills, rent and groceries (because they’re repetitive and boring), and gifts for family and friends (because that’s private and it’s mostly friends and family who read this blog), here’s a run down of everything I spent money on for the month of June, and a short reflection on whether it was worth
OK, ‘addiction’ may be a strong word, but that’s how it felt! I literally felt compelled to buy things. As though it was beyond my rational control. It was the FOMO effect, the ‘treat yo’self’ mantra, and the YOLO philosophy all rolled into one. But really, it was consumerism. Why was I compelled to buy
Having private health insurance in Australia is a pretty funny idea if you’re young and healthy, considering we have access to some of the best free public health care in the world. Thanks Medicare! Can we just take a moment to appreciate that we have FREE PUBLIC HEALTH CARE. Imagine if you lived in America!
This, I am sure, will not be the last of my money mistakes. I am still yet to buy a house, to have children, to earn an on-going full-time salary, to negotiate a pay rise, to get married and to experience a major share market crash. There are still many more opportunities for me to