With almost 200 countries covering this planet — each with its own unique set of traditions, climate, food and language — it probably doesn’t come as a shock that tipping practices vary as well. Tipping (or lack thereof) is so engrained in our everyday lifestyle that it may not even occur to a traveler to check the local custom until the check hits the table.
We get it — saving is tough! Between paying rent, buying groceries and all the other daily and weekly expenses you incur in the span of a month, saving up for either a short- or long-term goal can seem like an unscalable mountain. But as you’ve probably heard countless times, it’s essential to have money […]
Waking up early Monday – Friday for work leaves many people exhausted by the week’s end, and Saturday and Sunday become welcome respites to sleep in for however long we’d like. This yo-yoing sleep pattern — waking up early for work during the week and sleeping in late on the weekend — has been coined […]
Any homeowner knows that upkeep can get overwhelming and expensive, especially when you need to contract out the work. The average contractor employed to solve a basic problem (replacing windows, fixing links, repairing drywall, etc.) charges £59/hour!1 Fortunately, many of these projects can be done by a non-professional — that means you! Avoid spending all […]
You’ve done it! You did all the research to find the perfect flat for your needs, you signed the lease and you have your move-in date… now what? There are many expenses you need to anticipate when moving into a new flat, even more so if it’s your first one. Here are a few expenses […]
Big brands and big supermarkets are everywhere. With their BOGOF and meal deals, savings are always to be had, especially if you’ve ever encountered… the reduced aisle. The problem is, those endless aisles can be a real maze when you just want to find a quick deal. How can you make meaningful savings without spending […]
Eating out can be a delicious treat; it’s great to let someone else take care of the cooking. But when you’re there in the moment you feel a sense of occasion. Maybe you’ll get the wine the waiter recommends. Desert? Sure! Coffee…absolutely. Then it’s time to pay and a lump forms in your throat. You […]
This chilly and damp weather may make it feel like spring is ages away, but it’s actually right around the corner. It’s never too soon to start thinking ahead to rising temperatures and rays of sun poking out from the clouds. If you’re an experienced gardener, you’ve probably started to dust off your spade and selected your seedlings for the upcoming season. If you’re new to gardening, now is the perfect time to get started.