How much stuff?!

In 1950s America, the average middle class couple had enough money to buy everything they needed. Only one person of the couple would need to work to cover all the household expenses (usually the man, back then) and the retirement age was 60, with a great pension. Nowadays, across the developed world, both partners in […]

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Save a packet on groceries

Eating is one of those everyday essential acts that has great potential to bring a lot of pleasure. I love good food, and spend a reasonable chunk of my day preparing, eating, or thinking about food. I also have to declare right now that I spend a lot of money on food. So how do I square […]

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No fly holidays

I used to be a huge fan of flying – and I certainly did my fair share. However, a sober assessment of the climate damage caused by flying in 2006 led me to give it up entirely, and seek out other options. I thought at the time that this would be a difficult aspect of […]

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Slash your home energy bills

If you dread the sound of your energy bills hitting the doormat then you might need to have a look at this. The average UK household spent £1,400 a year on gas and electricity in 2014, or £120 a month. Living a two tonne lifestyle would see you spending around £600 a year. That’s a saving […]

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