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9 Ways to Screw up your Marriage

9 Ways to Screw up your Marriage | Thanks to the glowing feedback from my sister’s last story, ‘Dating in the Middle Ages’, she’s back with some blunt advice for you men (and a guaranteed giggle for you women). If you want to fast-track your way to the divorce courts, I couldn’t think of a more […]

5 Ways to Save BIG Money without Skipping Lattes

5 Ways to Save BIG Money without Skipping Lattes | I hate wasting money almost as much as I hate wasting time. Years ago, I loved to spend money. If I wanted something, I bought it, simple as that. And then I ran out of it, lost everything and got divorced. I wasn't always that […]

Get ready for Midlife Tribe on iTunes

Get ready for Midlife Tribe on iTunes | I'm so excited I could just about pee myself.  When I started Midlife Tribe (originally, Blaze Your Own), my goal was to teach what I'd learned through my failures and triumphs as a gold-star-chasing mid-lifer, because despite being reasonably smart and having a do-or-die work ethic, I […]

Stop Wasting Time

Stop Wasting Time | My patience for telemarketers lasts about 12 seconds. I'll be dead before I know it, so these days, every second counts. If you're one of them, I'm sorry but I cannot talk to you about my electricity provider, a secret Government tax perk or a charity that wants to save the […]

Why are we afraid to discuss money?

Why are we afraid to discuss money? | One of the biggest killers in Western society is stress, and debt is often a catalyst. It begins from a young age – we’re taught to consume; to aspire for more, to out-do the Joneses. Wherever we gaze, we’re pummelled with marketing messages that tell us we’re […]

What it Means to Live Authentically

What it Means to Live Authentically | When I was 14, I had a Gucci T-shirt. It wasn't a real one, but it said ‘GUCCI' in big letters on the front, so I thought I looked pretty fancy each time I wore it. It was my ‘going out' t-shirt.  Years later on another trip to Hong Kong, […]

Why Your Marriage is Doomed to Fail

Why your Marriage is Doomed to Fail | I was struck by a thought the other day: most married couples are unhappy with their partner, such that if it were easy enough, they'd go shopping for a new one tomorrow. Not me, though. I've been with mine for close to ten years, and I still rather […]

Advantages of Starting a Business after 40

The Advantages of Starting a Business after 40 | Gary Vaynerchuck, James Altucher, Pat Flynn* and (insert favourite thought-leader here) will tell you that you don’t really need a traditional job anymore, and I tend to agree with them. I would agree though because I haven't had a real job in 10 years. But like anything, […]

Most of us are Living in a Fog

Most of us are Living in a Fog | My family and I just spent a glorious weekend in the Victorian High Country, where we walked through rugged bushland, played simple games by the fire, and revelled in great conversations. Early Sunday morning, my dad and I took a leisurely stroll through the bush that nestles […]

Why I'm Embracing Minimalism

Why I'm Embracing Minimalism | It all started when I was eight – the quest for what I call ‘the relentless pursuit of more'. Last week, I decided it no longer serviced, and that it was time to stop. Right now, I'm sitting in my office surrounded by things. Things I've collected, things I cherish, […]

How to Pay Less for the Car You Want

How to Pay Less for the Car You Want | People are judgemental creatures. Meet someone for the first time and chances are they'll look you up and down and in an instant, decide where you sit on their own personal pecking order. Don't smirk – you do it too. It happens in the office, […]