Holidays Archive

Splitting the cost of a vacation

It’s my mothers 60th birthday soon and she decided that she wanted the family to all go away to celebrate. I thought it was a great idea, as some of my fondest memories are when the family went away for a week or two, although these days things are a bit different as I’m not

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Why you need to go on holidays

I’ve just been on a 2 week holiday away from work, and let me tell you – it was great! I managed to only log onto work the one time, and that was to request additional leave from my boss. So today I thought I would commandeer my normal Monday post to reflect on why

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Goodbye 2013 and Welcome 2014 – What is on the Agenda?

So it is a new year, and with the new year comes renewed invigoration and many new years resolutions. I’m not usually one for making new years resolutions as I prefer to just continue on with my 5 year plan and to track my progress every month. I find that many people tend to set

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Merry Christmas – Best of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, I thought I would take the opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I will be taking a small break over the holidays and will be back with more Monster Piggy Bank on the 1st of January

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What is your 5 year plan?

My wife and I have been speaking a lot about the future lately, and what we both want out of life in the next 3 to 5 years. I have always been very goal orientated and so having a 5 year plan is something that fit in well with my personality and gives me something

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Time is Money – What are you Sacrificing for Money?

What are you sacrificing for money? Is it Time? Or perhaps physical or mental health? It is a question that I think many people don’t bother to ask themselves, as they don’t feel that they are sacrificing anything. I have been wanting to write this post for a while now and I finally got the

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Spring Break and my Misspent Youth

What do you think of when you hear the words Spring Break? If you are anything like me you will be thinking of people in their early 20’s getting crazy drunk and spending plenty of money on crappy accommodation, shots of god knows what and disgusting late night kebabs, only to revisit that same kebab

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Do You Know Your Neighbors? 10 Reasons To Meet Them

Do you know your Neighbors? No? Well perhaps it is time for you to go and meet them, who knows what you are missing out on. Knowing your neighbors has plenty of benefits and in this post I will detail a few of them as well as a couple of ways you can introduce yourself.

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Route 66 – A Road Trip That Won’t Break the Budget

The following is a guest post. If you are interested in guest posting please contact me for details. (Route 66 Shield on Road – Image Courtesy jbcurio/Flickr.com) For those who want a real first-hand experience of genuine Americana, you can’t do better than climbing onto a motorbike or into a convertible and heading off on

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Has Christmas Become too Commercial?

Having braved the crowds of people year after year when doing my Christmas shopping, it never ceases to amaze me just how commercial Christmas has become

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Holidays with a dog

This week my wife and I are holidaying by the beach. Living in Australia, we are very lucky to be surrounded by so many beautiful beaches. Going back to early childhood, I can remember going on holidays with my folks to the beach, and even today they are still some of my fondest memories. Something

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