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Archive for September, 2009

communist, capitalist or socialist joint finances

Over at Ask.Metafilter, there’s a question on how best to organise joint finances for a newly co-habiting couple. As always, there are basically only three options, but I particularly like the way that ohio states them:
When we were talking about this we came up with three basic financial options, which we called communist, socialist, and [...]

when is taking on debt sensible?

In principle, I don’t take out loans. I have a couple of credit cards, which I use sometimes and pay off  in full (although I try not to use them, because it’s not unknown for me to forget to make a payment). When I was a student, I had a £1200 overdraft which was interest [...]

do what works, because done is better than perfect

I’m a firm believer that you need to do what works for you. Ignore ideology and what ’should be’ the right answer - you don’t need to do what’s best, just what works and is good enough.

The other day I was talking about the food that I eat. I really don’t enjoy cooking unless it’s [...]

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