Kicking the Shopaholic Habit

Shopaholics are the blondes of the Personal Finance world; everyone has a joke – or a cautionary tale – to tell at their expense. Understandably, most people baulk at the label because of its negative connotations. A few proactively adopt it, defying anyone to dare criticize. But no matter whether you are a self-professed shopaholic, ... Continue Reading

5 Safety Tips for A Safe Halloween

It's that time of year again when the neighbourhood comes alive with ghouls and goblins! Of course, with the increase in children scampering about in search of delicious candy, comes the consideration of how to keep your children safe while ensuring that a devilishly good time is had by all. Here are 5 safety tips ... Continue Reading

10 Vehicles for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

When your bolt-action 12 gauge shotgun chambers empty, when your ankle jams in a heap of rubble, when your flashlight sizzles and dims and all around you fades to midnight and slobbering zombies waddle in the kill – you need a getaway car. As cinema like Zombieland and I am Legend have clearly proven, your ... Continue Reading

Who's Afraid of a Little DIY?

When it comes to home renovations, the answer is: not enough people, in my opinion - my husband included. The irresistible appeal of home improvement shows has lured many a homeowner into a DIY project that, in retrospect, may have been a little ... erm ... misconceived. The intention may be worthwhile and the plan ... Continue Reading

Spooktacular Halloween Home Decor

When it comes to decorating for Halloween, I’m definitely in the less is more camp, preferring a few subtle touches to a parade of orange and black. My favourite palate for this holiday is actually black and’s classic and with a few simple accessories/touches, can add just the right hint of Halloween to the ... Continue Reading