The giving pledge

Today, I read an article about the Giving Pledge. It was the brainchild of Bill Gates, who wanted to encourage multi-millionaires to give away money to good causes.  The most recent recruit is a gentleman by the name of Sunny Varkey. He made his money through an education business and is now giving money to help people in developing countries who are unable to access education.  This made me think. We’re not all multi-millionaires. Which is a pity. But we do all have something to give to causes that are dear to our hearts.  For example, I wrote about the influence…

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Shopping online

When I was at uni, I used to really enjoy going shopping. Back in the late 90’s that’s pretty much what student loans were for after all. Oh yeah, that and paying for my social life.  Since then, my shopping trips have reduced year on year, in a similar way to my social outings. (Social outings? I’m so shocked that I just used that phrase that I can’t even delete it. I’m only 34, not 94, honest).  These days, I shop almost exclusively online. It’s less time consuming, cheaper and quite frankly less annoying. You may or may not have…

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