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6 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Your Financial Goals
When we create financial goals we do so with a specific future in mind. Unfortunately our goals sometimes get sabotaged by circumstances beyond our control because life is unpredictable. The flu pandemic that shook the world in 2020 is a good example. None of us saw that coming and most people's best laid plans were left in tatters.
Letting Go of Toxic Relationships
Having close relationships with people is essential to living a happy life. However, it can be difficult to find or have people with a positive outlook in your life. We all have that one friend, neighbour or family member who loves to make your life a misery with their negativity.
The Question I Wish I Had Asked Before Tying the Knot
I was very young when I got married and had a very naive view of what made a happy marriage. I’d watched my parents navigate their way through storms and took notes. I told myself that when I got married, I would do things differently. My marriage would be the happily ever after, till death do us part, fairy tale that most romantic novels depict. The young always think they know better, don’t they?
My Favourite Oatmeal Muffin Recipe
I love muffins. I used to buy a pack of four for a pound from my local supermarket, and I would eat them all in one go. They are so delicious and filling when washed down with a hot mug of chocolate. Unfortunately my love for muffins was burning a huge hole in my pocket until I learnt how to bake my own at home.
3 Tips On How to Make Good Decisions
As long as you are a living, breathing human being you have to make decisions every day of your life. Some decisions are easy. Others are a lot more challenging. Challenging because there is no right or wrong answer. I once worked in an organisation where I was sent on a course that was to teach us how to make good decisions. It was all very mathematical so we had to take our feelings out of the equation. The idea was to help us learn how to be objective. There were some good tips and strategies. However, I felt that taking emotion out of the equation just didn’t work. People are not objects. Whether or not you ask them to be objective is inconsequential because there will always be an element of emotion attached to the decision-making process.