Cheap or frugal: Which are you?

Call me frugal and I’m a happy fox. Call me cheap and I’ll be very upset indeed! These two words seem very similar on the face of things, but boy oh boy you should not get these two confused.

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Comparison is NOT the thief of joy

There are two famous quotes I’d like to think about in today’s post, specifically “Keeping up with the Joneses” and “Comparison is the thief of joy”.

These two quotes may differ in their lexis but their meanings are very much entwined. Combining them will produce something along the lines of “Comparing yourself to your neighbours affluence is a bad idea; you’ll be trapped into an endless cycle of consumerism and not be any happier for it”.

Or, will you? Continue reading “Comparison is NOT the thief of joy”

Your smartphone is probably too expensive

I had an interesting yet brief discussion about phones the other day and it inspired me to write this piece.

The discussion between myself and a not-so-frugal revolved around an off hand comment I had made: “Most people do not even remotely need the capabilities of a flagship phone, yet happily spend hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds for the privilege of owning one”. Continue reading “Your smartphone is probably too expensive”