In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.
Here’s your quick guide to international problem solving (it’s hilarious!)
Hat tip to Pauline for sharing this.
This is an interesting twist — magazines are now trying to make emaciated models look more natural and healthier with Photoshop.
(Note: It’s only available to Vanguard & is bought in USD; there is no similar Vanguard Canada CAD equivalent yet.)
Couldn’t have said it better.
All Canadians should read this post and treat it as a kick in the ass if you aren’t already taking care of your retirement.
Even in countries like France where they tax you to the gills (70% was someone’s estimation) and promise you a hassle-free retirement….can’t really afford to give that money to retirees.
A lot of French people who have been and are currently paying into the fund with their taxes, are now worrying that there just won’t be anything left for them at the end due to 3 major factors:
- Less people are working to support those who are retired
- Those who are retired are living longer
- Country has no money, period
Stop relying on the government for your retirement and start thinking about it earlier than the age of 40, please.
It’d be so cool to get Bill Gates as your Secret Santa… except would it have killed him to buy her something on her wish list too. Maybe not the iPad (awkward moment!) but …a little lipstick at least!?
Boys. Geeks. They never grow up not really knowing what women want even if they’ve been given a list.
(Image via afterDRK)
Still looking for the perfect minimalist wardrobe? AfterDRK is living for 3 months with 23kg (50.7 pounds).
You can also read my posts on minimalism + wardrobe here:
- A seasonal minimalist wardrobe
- Guiding principles of a minimalist wardrobe
- Minimalist Closet Living Essentials: Women & Men
For the record, 3 months is not that long (for me) for living with very minimal amounts of clothes.
I very easily traveled the world for a year with a carry-on and a backpack, but I didn’t look super stylish.
Would I want to live with my traveling wardrobe forever?
Nope. NOT A CHANCE IN HELL.
Could I do something similar like afterDRK? Yes. If I was forced.
But I don’t wanna.
Please don’t make me.
I liked these candid shots from the Best red carpet moments of 2013 (love me some Jennifer Lawrence!).
……but these “top 10 shopping moments” made me do a “WTF” double take because they’re all pretty much hideous.
BUT WHO WOULD WEAR THIS HIDEOUS SHOE? Even as a joke!?
Tell me! WHO?!!?!?!?!
Thanks to YLF for sharing the links.
My so-called privileged upper middle class life was a very well-written and interesting post to read because I like knowing how people grew up and how they perceive what their childhood was like.
My advice at the end of it all? Move to another city you can afford or suck it up.
Otherwise, you might as well get started on learning how to survive on minimum wage.
If you have $1145 USD and buy this supposedly “perfect” suitcase for women, then you have way too much money and should consider sending some of it to me.
I know this is ironic because I love matching things that go together and organizing everything perfectly, but you can achieve the same result for a lot less money.
I know this because I’ve done it myself plenty of times when I travel and I pack a lot more stuff into the same sized carryon.
There are already suitcases out there with the same flap in the middle to stop your things from moving around, and you just need to buy little bags and pouches for your things (you could just label them yourself).
Someone with a company that does a lot of sales should hire these 2 little girls. They’re HUSTLERS!
Speaking of hustlers, this guy turned $1500 into a million in 3 years trading penny stocks but I wouldn’t recommend you try his strategy unless you’re really into risk-taking and very focused.
It sounds very lucrative and appealing but I’ll stick to slow and steady index funds.
At any rate you do not want to end up like this guy who made pots and pots of money, but basically wasted it all and now lives in a shelter and doesn’t really talk to his family any longer.
Will you come and be friends with my other dresses in my closet?
You heard it here first, I’m advocating you to turn into a hipster.
I will not be doing this when giving birth to Baby Bun.
Via NY Mag
Lyndsey Scott — supermodel who is also programmer at night — this has to be the best news ever to me, as someone who used to be a coder. We need more women out there who are proud to be in professions that are seemingly unattractive or geeky.
If I were a single bachelorette for the rest of my life, I’d TOTALLY love to live in a place like this.
My only concern (aside from the $400,000 price tag for 500 square feet) would be where my clothes would go.
Didn’t see a closet in there, although maybe it’s just really well hidden?
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