Friday reads – volume 4

And here are the goodies for this week… Forget early retirement — people who saved enough money to travel for weeks or years say a ‘mini-retirement’ is just as rewarding (Business Insider)  Coined by Tim Ferris in his book, “The 4-Hour Workweek,” a mini-retirement is a series of meaningful respites throughout your life in which…

May 2018 – Monthly Update

May is the month where Ashton turned 6 months old. With Kate on her sabbatical, she is relishing every moment with our little ones before she heads back to work in a few months’ time. In a recent post, Kate detailed her thoughts on taking a sabbatical from work. On the personal expense front, we…

Friday reads – volume 3

Some food for thought this week…. Rich Man in the Car Paradox (Four Pillar Finance) When you see someone driving a nice car, you rarely think, “Wow, the guy driving that car is cool.” Instead, you think, “Wow, if I had that car people would think I’m cool.” Subconscious or not, this is how people…

A reward for giving birth

I attended the baby shower of a friend over the weekend. This is their second kid, both are daughters. The baby is absolutely adorable and we had so much fun as well as it has been a while since we last gathered with a group of mutual friends. In the course of our conversation, another…

Friday reads – volume 2

Welcome to the second volume of Friday reads! And here are the lineups for this week. Inheritance: It’s More than You Think (BecomingMinimalist)  Joshua shared a pretty good point regarding inheritance. Many would think of inheritance as the tangibles, passing down money, property, etc. But what about the intangibles? And that, really leaves us a…

Over reliance on help?

Dave was telling me the other day that his cousin will be posted to overseas for work for around two years, which is great experience for him. He has been working at this organisation for more than 5 years and he had always been eyeing an overseas posting. Other snippets of this cousin; he is…

Reducing waste in your beauty routine

We are happy to have a guest post from Emily Folk, a conservation blogger who will be sharing with us tips and how-to on reducing waste in our daily beauty routine. Definitely a must-read for the ladies 🙂 When you toss a plastic bottle or let the water run while you’re brushing your teeth, you…