Promoting Better Financial Skills

financial awareness

Recently, I was on the BBC. Yup, national BBC – not just local. It turns out that 1/3 of millennials will be renting for life and they wanted someone to come speak about it.

What I said was simple; I choose to work in a sector that I love, making the world a better place. And that means that not only do I rent but I also live in a houseshare.

After having relative financial freedom in Japan and Germany, coming back to the UK I had to relearn how to be frugal. I’m always on the look out for better ways to stay on top of my finances and I am really passionate about giving students the skills to manage their money. [Read more…]

Keeping Acne Away with Sk:n

skn

I have said it before and I’ll say it again – there should be a law made to say that anyone who pays taxes should not have to have acne. And yet, here I am.

When I was younger, I could get away with buying whatever was cheapest at Boots and just using that, but as I’m older and the cause of my acne goes from teenage skin to high stress and a busy life, I need to put a bit more thought into what I put on my face. [Read more…]

Visiting Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds

Right after I just said that I want my blog to be about long-form educational pieces, here I am writing a travel-y post. I just don’t make sense, do I?! Well, the past few weeks have been pretty hard on me at work and I’ve been spending a few moments each day looking into places I can go to for a short trip to just switch off. No work, no educational thinking, just walking, taking nice photos and enjoying somewhere new. [Read more…]

Three Cruelty-Free Products to Try

Cruelty Free

One of my new years resolutions was to only by beauty, skin and healthcare products that are cruelty free. Getting out of the mindset of automatically picking the same big brands from Boots was a struggle at the start, and I do have a couple of “fails” with products I’ve tried, but by and large it’s been a positive change for me. I know I needed to be more mindful and considerate when selecting products. [Read more…]

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