They say children are priceless but, as any parent knows, they sure do come at a cost. Parents always want the best for their children and that means everything from swathing them in organic cotton rompers to making sure they eat three square meals a day.Sunday, 26 August, 2007, 12:00am
Someone asked me the other day if my life was balanced. I tend to think of this as a trick question, because if you answer in the affirmative, you're not believed, and if you answer in the negative, you are invariably pitied. So I used the common avoidance tactic of answering the question with a question: 'What is a balanced life?'5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Help the environment and balance your budget
Two things have happened recently that made me realise we are at the 'tipping point' of environmental awareness.22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Money errors are more likely to happen when sentiment is involved
Last week two friends committed money errors that I have been imploring people to avoid.
One quit her job to pursue a new media-relations venture. The other paid a significant sum of money to an agent to help sell her proposal for a science fiction novel.
Spot the errors?27 May 2007 - 12:00am
Ignore the hackneyed gender cliches and take control of your financial destiny
I recently picked up a copy of personal finance guru Suze Orman's latest book, Women & Money.6 May 2007 - 12:00am
Smarten up your portfolio and take a less volatile route to overall stability22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Five steps that will help people feeling miserable or bored with what they are doing set off on a fresh career path
Surveys show that finding a new job is one of the five leading forms of stress in our lives. So imagine how nerve-racking it is to actually find a new career.25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
A reader recently asked me for tips on how, and when, to switch careers. It's a question I've been asked a few times recently.
I've done a lot of research on this topic and would like to share with you some of the things I've learned.4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am