Introducing Stoicism (And 4 Personal Finance Lessons We Can Learn From The Stoics)

Stoicism is a school of philosophy that flourished throughout the ancient Roman empire up until the 3rd century AD. Its practitioners included the great politician and court strategist Seneca, the slave Epictetus (who rose to great prominence despite his origins) and the most powerful man of his time, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Stoicism is predominantly a philosophy of personal ethics … [Continue Reading]

The Wonderful Wisdom Of Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh was an Indian lawyer, journalist, author, diplomat and politician. However, he is remembered most as a writer, journalist and a humorist. He showed tremendous courage throughout his life, refusing to give up his freedom of expression however much people around him chastised him for being too controversial or too bawdy at times. He never … [Continue Reading]

Getting Started With Decluttering (And What My Wardrobe Looks Like Now)

How do you deal with clutter around the home and in the work place? Off late, I have been finding the clutter around the home distracting and frustrating to deal with. First, looking at all the stuff we’ve collected over the years reminds me of all the money spent on material possessions, many of which … [Continue Reading]

Happy New Year! And Here’s Looking At 2017

The new year is upon us and I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy 2017! I hope you’ve had a wonderful break over the Christmas and New Year holidays and have had the chance to unwind a little from the rough and tumble of your daily grind and spend some quality time … [Continue Reading]

The Wonderful Story Of Ronald Read (Or How Anyone Can Retire Rich)

The other day I came across this wonderful story about Ronald Read (you can access the article here), an ex-JC Penny janitor and a gas station attendant, who at the time of his death at the age of 92 had secretly amassed a fortune of over $8m (mostly in stocks)! After his death, the good … [Continue Reading]