Ask any of my friends, and they’ll tell you that I’m a typical Yorkshireman. I hate spending money. This means that over the years, I’ve become an expert in saving, identifying ways to claw back every penny I can. I wanted to share some of my hard-learned wisdom with all of you, so get your pen and paper out and start taking notes, as I reveal seven handy ways to budget your finances.
#1 Use a spreadsheet
It’s a good idea to have a written record of your budget, which you can refer back to and adapt as needed. I use an excel spreadsheet, as it’s versatile enough to allow me to change my spending plans when necessary. On this, I record the nature of the cost (e.g. rent), the amount, frequency of the payment and whether it’s money going in or coming out, so I have a clear overall picture of my finances. Continue reading “Seven Handy Tips for Budgeting Your Finances”
YouTube is to the 21st Century what television was the 20th. The rise of this innovative content sharing platform has allowed us to access more information than ever before, expanding our horizons and enriching society in the process. But with so many videos out there, it’s hard to know how to truly maximise this cutting-edge digital medium’s vast potential. That’s where I come in.
I’ve always has a vast thirst for knowledge, and with the rise of YouTube I’ve been able to indulge my insatiable curiosity to a degree I’ve never been able to before. I’m basically the expert when it comes to what to watch on YouTube, as I’m on there way too often! So utilising my considerable knowledge, here are my suggestions for seven channels you should subscribe to on YouTube… Continue reading “Seven Channels You Should Subscribe To On YouTube”
I’ve become something of a nomad in my adult life, living all over the north of England, and I’ve encountered one significant problem every time I’ve moved to a new city. How do I meet people, form a circle of friends and lead a fulfilling social life, when I’ve moved to place where I don’t have connections or roots? The arrival of the Meet Up app into my life gave me the tools I needed to overcome this troublesome burden, allowing me to find lifelong friends in strange new places. Continue reading “How To Meet Friends For Life In A New Place – The Meet Up App”
The plane is an amazing fantastic invention. It gives us the ability to jet halfway across the world in mere of hours, so we can experience exotic new lands and make memories which are destined to last a liftime. But these flying tin cans are hardly pleasant to travel in, so it’s a good idea to try and make yourself comfortable, while taking to the skies. Helping you start your getaway off right, here are seven tricks for surviving flights in comfort! Continue reading “Seven Tricks For Surviving Flights In Comfort”
As a political junkie, I am a fan of current affairs-based YouTube channels like The Young Turks. I was watching a few political segments online recently when I realised that I can’t wait until the US 2016 Presidential election is over. If he losses, as I think he will, I can (hopefully) finally stop hearing about the GOP candidate for President, Donald Trump, who is everywhere right now. If you feel the same way, learn how to block Donald Trump online. Continue reading “How To Block Donald Trump Online”
Philosopher George Santayana supposedly once said that “those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” I clearly didn’t get the memo, as I recently lost my mobile for the second time this year. I paid double what I did last time to get a new handset, making me really reluctant to lose my phone a third time in 2016! So how much does it cost to replace your phone if you lose it? Continue reading “How Much Does It Cost To Replace Your Phone?”
I believe that we should better ourselves wherever possible. In the last week, I have started to relearn the German language, which I previously studied at GCSE level. Drawing on my recent personal experiences, in this article I ask: how can you learn a new language? Continue reading “How Can You Learn a New Language?”
If you’re planning to head off on a fabulous city-break this Easter, stick around. Jetting out to a foreign metropolis like Prague or Vienna can allow you to visit wonderful attractions and explore a fascinating new culture. But you won’t be able to actually these sites, if you don’t learn how to find your way around a new city. Here are five tips you might want to try out on your next city-break… Continue reading “How to Find Your Way Around a New City”
Recently, I decided to return to the Twitter-verse. Suddenly, I find myself dashing to jump on top of popular hash tags on a daily basis, while striving to dodge the considerable pitfalls of Twitter. Continue reading “Dodging the Pitfalls of Twitter”
Last Sunday, my laptop charger went kaput! And so began an incredibly frustrating week of gazing at my laptop like a lost puppy while balancing my tablet on my chest! Continue reading “My Week Without a Laptop”