The discovery diamond

How do you decide whether something is worth your time or money?

When you don’t have a decision making framework how do you know if you’re making a good or bad decision?

From deciding whether to buy a product or service to whether an analyst / blogger / influencer is worth following, here’s a framework I’ve found useful. I call it the discovery diamond ๐Ÿ”ท

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What is the point of budgeting?

Budgeting comes up as one of the ‘must do’ items if you want to be good with money. You must have a budget. You must stick to a budget. Whatever your budget of choice, there’s a zero based budget, a 50:30:20 budget, a 74:26 budget (really, in case you couldn’t tell, you can have any type of budget you want…).

But what problem does budgeting actually solve?ย ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Sharing is caring, end of 2018 edition

I’ve always enjoyed the pause between Christmas and New Years, a couple of days of relative quiet in an otherwise busy holiday season. A great time to devour all those ‘best of’ articles and videos. Speaking of, here are my top picks for 2018:


Goop & the wellness trend. I don’t know about you but I find Goop fascinating –

A perspective on the future of tech from a well known venture capitalist –

Stella McCartney & sustainable fashion, a different take on what luxury fashion is –

Amazon shareholder letters –


Samin seems lovely, her approach to beauty is refreshing, and her Netflix show (Salt, Fact, Acid, Heat) is ๐Ÿ‘ –

Caroline Hirons, skincare queen –

Liah Yoo, I like her skincare line, Krave Beauty, and skincare philosophy –


The Anna Edit for real life (aka wearable) capsule wardrobes and general good vibes –

Elizabeth Suzann Money Talk, written in 2017, yes I’m late to the party, but an insightful piece on the cost of clothing –

When you have a couple of spare hours ๐Ÿ˜… because who doesn’t like checking out other people’s houses? or reading about what other people spend their money on ๐Ÿ˜