Strategic laziness: Part 1

Save time and energy by ignoring your responsibilities. Strategically, of course.

Un-learning

Why children are happier and more successful than you are. And younger, obviously.

Selective ignorance

Why you shouldn’t let me join your pub quiz team, but I’m a lot happier for it.

No need to reply…

My secret for building relationships with very busy people. Don’t use it for evil…

Why you should make inflation your sworn enemy

When you hear the word “inflation”, you should mentally boo and hiss as if it’s a pantomime villain. Actually, no: there’s nothing pretend or exaggerated about inflation, so that’s the wrong response. You should get angry when you think about inflation. If your reaction at the moment is indifference or bemusement rather than anger…stay put.

What “early retirement” blogs aren’t telling you

There’s a subset of the personal finance community that goes by the acronym FIRE: Financial Independence, Retire Early. Financial Independence is a worthy goal: who wants to be dependent on someone else for an income? But it’s (understandably) the Retire Early part that gets attention from the wider internet. One of the biggest bloggers in

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