Whilst we've talked about the sheer amount of money that is spent each year marketing cars to people, not to mention the realities those ads tend to gloss over, the ads themselves are often designed to sell a lifestyle or to prey on our insecurities. I recently came across a couple of spoof ads that... Continue Reading →
Something to read: Money Guru’s #1 Tip For Health, Wealth and Happiness: Drive Less
Pete Adeney, also known as Mr Money Mustache retired at 30, mostly through a combination of living frugally and by saving money where he could.
The benefit of hindsight…
As a species it is probably fair to say that we don't always have the answers.
Thanks to giant leaps in scientific discovery, we often find that just because something has become "normal", it doesn't always mean that it was right.
One thing the snow can give us is a sense of perspective. Just like at Christmas, everything stops. We stay at home; we spend time with our families and we get out and walk places. Our world falls silent.
We may have a problem with the robots…
When Isaac Asimov wrote about the three laws of robotics way back in 1942 he was no doubt imagining a world where humanoid robots walked the earth, doing household chores and generally making themselves useful.
He probably hadn't anticipated these robots being 1-tonne metal boxes designed to carry humans around at high-speed.
The debt trap – or, what you give up to own a car…
We're going to let you in on a little secret. Despite being "Cardiff By Bike", up until 2017 we had been paying off a car loan. Heresy, you may say, but life was very different five years ago and it seemed like a good idea at the time. However, hindsight is a wonderful thing... Living... Continue Reading →
BBC Scotland Investigates: Car Sick
BBC Scotland has just broadcast an excellent programme looking into the effects of car dependency on our health. Just what is coming out of your car's exhaust and what is it doing to your health? The VW diesel emissions scandal has highlighted how little we know about cars and air pollution. But there are increasing...... Continue Reading →