Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Why Debt Isn't As Scary As You Think

Have you known a bit of debt in your life? A good amount of people have; in the UK alone there’s about 9 million people in debt, and the national debt in America adds up to over one trillion. If you’re one of the lucky amongst us who has managed to pay everything you’ve accumulated off, make sure you’re passing on your tips to the rest of us who feel a little downtrodden. With that in mind, if you’re panicking about your financial future, read through this post to help yourself calm down. Debt doesn’t have to be as bad as you think. 

Companies Like to Scare You 

If you’re in debt, there’s a good chance you’re still living your life normally, working a good balance between a public and personal life. However, a lot of the time we don’t hear about these perfectly normal stories, and instead a horrific spin is put onto the experiences people have with debt that’s gotten out of control. 

A lot of the time people talk about these bad experiences because they need to be talked about, but let’s look at why they happen in the first place: Misinformation. It seems there’s a lot of badwill going around when it comes to the companies and the banks that give out loans; some of them like to threaten and intimidate. But the majority of businesses out there abide by the laws and are perfectly friendly, so the main thing is to do your research before choosing a lender. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

What You Need to Pack for a Long Road Trip

When we think of road trips, we imagine just bundling into the car with nothing but the clothes on our backs and hitting the road. But, we also picture ourselves having fun on our journey, being comfortable and safe and enjoying the experience. Unfortunately, the two don't always go together. Sometimes a fantastic road trip, that's fun and relaxing and where nothing goes wrong, requires a little planning, and a little more packing. Here's everything that you need for a long road trip. 


No road trip would be complete without quality music. Fortunately, you know longer have a choice between listening to the same CD on repeat for hours at a time or taking your entire CD collection with you. Most cars play music from your phone. So, start putting together your dream road trip playlist, including all of your old favorites as well as some driving classics. You could even make different playlists to suit your mood, the time of day, or where you are along your route. Then you just need to select the right one and enjoy. 

Snacks and Drinks 

Even if you plan to stop along the way to check out roadside eateries and street food, it's a good idea to take a few snacks and drinks with you to keep you going. You may also want to consider some more substantial choices in case you get stuck somewhere. 

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

The Best Ways To Explore A Foreign Land

If you consider yourself a keen traveller, you are probably also keen to do it in the best way possible. There are many ways to go travelling, and a lot of things to consider in order to get it just right. The truth is that you need to focus on as many of the details as possible if you are to really make the most of it, and more often than not doing so will throw up a huge number of things you need to focus on in order to make the most of your travels. In this article, we are going to look specifically at some of the best ways to get around and explore when you are visiting a foreign country. Consider these options if you are wondering what the best exploration methods might be. 


If you really want to see a country through its back doors, as it were, then you might find it necessary to hire a car and get driving. One of the most important decisions here will inevitably be which car you actually choose to drive around in, as the Ford specs differ to the Subaru Impreza details hugely and you can never be sure you have chosen the right one. You want to ensure you have chosen a vehicle you are comfortable to drive, and which is likely to be reliable enough to drive around in some unknown territory. The last thing you want is to run into trouble with your vehicle in a foreign country, so the choice of car is hugely important. Get it right, however, and you will probably find this to be a fantastic way to explore any new terrain. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Giving Your Wedding a Vintage Feel… on a Budget

Everybody loves a bit of vintage, right? And everybody loves saving money where and when they can, yes? Well, if you are currently in the midst of planning your wedding (and are stuck for ideas on its theme and seem to be going overboard with your spending at every turn) then you can suffice your love for all things vintage and your need to save some money by giving your wedding a vintage feel… on a budget. 

To see exactly how this is achieved, make sure to read on. 

Start with the invitations 

As with any weddings theme, yours must be set and started by the invitations that you send out. So, what this means for you, first and foremost, is that you are going to have to send out vintage wedding invitations. Whether this means asking a low-cost bespoke stationery designer to create them for you, or whether this means creating them yourself in order to save a bit of cash, just make sure that they set your vintage tone. 

Lace decorations are your friend 

When it comes to giving your ceremony hall and your reception party room that vintage feel you crave for, make sure to remember that lace is very much your friend. Yes, lace decor instantly makes any area look far more vintage than it actually is, so make sure you have plenty of it. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

How Music Will Make You Happier

It seems like the topic of happiness is getting more popular by the year. This leads to more and more people trying to find ways to increase their happiness wherever they can. Some people read books, some turn to exercise, while some use relationships. However, there is one common thread that a majority of us use to improve our emotions – music! 

Music has been used as a healing tool for millennia and the benefits of music are still being discovered today. Scientists are using brain-imaging technology to peer inside the minds of those both listening and creating music. Unsurprisingly, the results have been astonishing. 

Music is now being shown to touch many areas of our lives that we never thought possible. Thus, it’s no surprise that a correlation between music and happiness has been discovered. 

If you’re interested in learning about the science behind music check out this article below. I’ve dug through mountains of scientific literature to pull out the best studies relating music to happiness. What you find may surprise you!