Tag: money

 

How to get people to avoid me.

Over the years and especially more recently I’ve come to understand a sure way to get people to avoid you (i.e. me). Well – you might think that’s dead easy. After all, all you gotta do is be nasty, insult people, appear arrogant, develop offensive body odour (especially halitosis), orRead More

Constraints on developing expertise

Recently I discovered by chance, Forex trading. Well, I actually re-discovered it.  I had explored it about 8 years ago but it was difficult to get into because it was basically a closed shop. By that I mean, that one needed lots of money, special computers and software to getRead More

Getting it wrong and right

This is about lots of things – spending money, getting things done, getting it right and when I’ve gotten them wrong. I’ll focus on some things that I’ve purchased over the years. I’ll start with so-called ‘computers’. It’s a funny term because some people have images in their minds ofRead More

The bigger and richer you are

I’ve just come across an interesting situation. When I tell you about it, you may not find it surprising. In fact I don’t find it surprising either. But this is one of those things, where you know it happens without the hard evidence – well, now I have the hardRead More

Free and good stuff

Recently a colleague at work asked me about ‘a wordprocessor’ for her computer. She was about to get ripped off by some ‘computer-guru’ who was about to dent her account to the tune of £190 for a brand new Microsoft Office 2013 suite. Don’t ask – it was some botchedRead More

CAPTAIN’S LOG – NEWCASTLE– Part 2

The situation in the taxi actually begins on the morning of 2012-02-01. This was the first day of my three-day conference at The Hilton in Gateshead. It was cold so I decided to take a taxi from City Express Hotels to the Hilton at Gateshead. I called Budget Taxi’s. ARead More

Save on the cost of drinking

If you’re looking to save money on alcohol, kindly move on and read no more. If you’re looking to save up to £5/week on drinking water and fizz, this could be of interest to you. This is a collection my tips for saving on soft-drinks (including water) at meals. AtRead More

What happens when it’s better than free

Well tonight I had an interesting experience. I go into the local supermarket around 20:45. There’s a worker in uniform at the entrance offering me free bread. It comes with a coupon that I use at the cashier to get it for FREE. So I say thank you very muchRead More

Money isn’t everything…but I sure as hell love it. Don’t you?

Yeah..we know this very well don’t we, that ‘money isn’t every thing’? The phrase sickens me. Why pray tell, you must be thinking. Let me try a few substitutions for the word ‘money’ in there: ‘Air’ isn’t everything ‘Sex’ isn’t everything ‘Banana’ isn’t everything ‘Food’ isn’t everything ‘A house’ isn’tRead More

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