Let’s save some money this Christmas

Save Some Money This Christmas

  The holiday season means presents, lighting, decorations, food, drinks and partying. Every year we allow for huge budgets to spend on Christmas and why not? After all, it is the biggest festival of the year. Many people spend a full year clearing the old holiday debt and then getting into a new one. It is a never-ending cycle. With ever-increasing costs of items, the debt value also keeps increasing. As a result, we keep digging ourselves into deeper holes. But how about trimming budgets this year, and enjoying the festivities to their fullest? Spending less does not always mean…

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How to cope with ‘post-grad’ blues

For many, the ‘post-graduation blues’ are becoming all too frequent. However, it’s a rising issue that’s still not really spoken about. Why is that?  Well on the whole, it’s not guaranteed that the post-grad blues will effect everyone. Some people slip into another routine quick enough after graduation that they don’t realise the shift in life dynamics from being a student to being a worker. They have a whole new routine to anticipate, work around and fill their time with. But what happens if you find yourself moving back home, without work, and compromising your newfound independence?  Living with family…

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There is more to life than studying

You have come home for Christmas to celebrate with your friends and family and to sleep in a bed that’s not riddled with aggressive springs. You should be singing and dancing in the streets with your loved ones, but the constant reminder of upcoming deadlines and exams keeps deterring you. You make a point of turning down plans so that you have time for studying. As you sit staring at the blinking text cursor, the only thing on your Word document, you panic about how much you have to do in such a short space of time. Stress and unproductivity…

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Surviving the Christmas holidays

The Christmas holidays are nearly here, hurray! However, now you’re faced with living back at home with your parents. Following their rules when you’ve had 3 months of living with a new found freedom could cause trouble. Here are some tips to ensure you have the best holidays possible: Bite your tongue This may be easier said than done, but it is essential in ensuring your Christmas isn’t ruined. You may not agree with your Mum, but let it go for this one occasion because after all she is probably just saying it as she cares and wants to spend…

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Christmas Cracker jokes

Christmas is the most magical time of the year from imaginative Christmas trees to Mistletoe and your ugly Christmas jumpers that only see daylight at this time of year! Personally I love all your typical carol singing, drinking eggnog and the best part of it… opening that fresh box of crackers that your parents bought decorate the Christmas tree and all around the table when you stuff your faces with Christmas dinner. Do you agree? There comes a time when your anticipation to pull the crackers gets too much and you look at the host as if to say ‘come on… let’s…

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