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. Unsurprisingly, one of Adeney's main money-saving mechanisms was riding a bicycle instead of a car. Cars suck more cash than most people imagine. On an average income half of a … Continue reading Something to read: Money Guru’s #1 Tip For Health, Wealth & Happiness: Drive Less
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.
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.
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 The debt trap – or, what you give up to own a car…
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 BBC Scotland Investigates: Car Sick