Should Salary Information Be Kept Secret?

Did you know that salary data for many public-sector employees is available for anyone to see? And I don't just mean information on groups of employees, nor do I mean rough figures. Databases such as Data Universe allow you to quickly find the actual salary of real people. If you work in the private sector, you might think it's a bit strange that this information is just out in the open. After all, in the private sector,…

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Can Money Make Us Happier? The Truth May Surprise You

Not too long ago, Constantly Curious posted a video that sparked a serious internal conflict. You might even say an all-out brawl between emotion and rationale. I highly recommend giving the video a watch, as it's under five minutes long. However, the basic idea is this: having a ton of money might not make us much happier than we are today. The funny thing is, that seemed obvious to me. It may be a bit of…

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Frugal Living Isn’t Everything – Here’s Why

Yes, I know. Gasp. How could I possibly say that being frugal isn't everything, given that it is literally in the title of this blog? Well, the truth is that being frugal can potentially be a bit limiting. Especially if your income is on the low side. And that's what this post is about. I hear many bloggers talk a lot about how financial independence is so much more difficult when you aren't making any money. At…

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“Is it Friday Yet?”

Time for another reflective post! One thing I hear all the time working in an office is people saying things like, "Is it Friday yet?" Now, I don't know about you, but I just think this is a funny thing to say. If all you can think about is the weekend, doesn't that mean you don't want to be there? I don't know what other conclusion to draw. Even if I'm wrong, I don't think…

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Should You Go to College? The Truth Is, It Depends

In my first post, I mentioned how my primary inspiration for starting this blog was the - to be frank - pretty insane amount of debt I took on in order to earn a college degree. The Problem Is, for Many People, the Debt Just Isn't Worth It. For me, it may have been. I graduated with a degree in Information Technology, and I am still working in a field that leverages my degree. Plus,…

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