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Festive season or not, our spending won’t be changing that much

By Nina Steele Stories of people getting into debt this time of the year, is one I cannot get my head around. Of course it is easy for me to say, as a childfree person who also happens to live frugally.… Read the rest

I always wondered what my 40s would look like, well now I know

By Nina Steele About a year ago, I woke up in the middle of the night completely drenched in sweat. I knew that it was a hot flush because I had read about it.… Read the rest

Be careful what stories you tell yourself, they may come back to haunt you one day

By Nina Steele I don’t know about you, but I have zero fear of old age, because I know deep down that I will be fine. There is of course a belief that not having children means you will be at a disadvantage in old age.… Read the rest

Of course money can’t buy happiness but it can give you peace of mind

By Nina Steele The biggest story of recent days has of course been about Harry and Meghan publicly admitting to their mental health struggles.… Read the rest

Jennifer Aniston finally joins Instagram and predictably her fans are ecstatic

By Nina Steele On October 15, Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram, and less than 24 hours later, her account already boasted over 6 million followers.… Read the rest

There is something blissful about waking up early and you get a lot done too

By Nina Steele Growing up, my mother used to be up very early to do the housework. She was up around 4 am, sometimes even 3am.… Read the rest

There is this assumption that because you have no children, you must have lots of money lying around

By Nina Steele A relative of mine tried to get hold of me the other day. He rang a total of 8 times. I didn’t answer because I knew what it would be about.… Read the rest

A hilarious encounter that reminded me why living your life trying to please others is a bad idea

By Nina Steele A few weeks ago, I was loading the boot of our car with my grocery when a woman approached me. I happily talk to strangers whenever I have the chance and I smiled when she said hello.… Read the rest

Why so much obsession with mobile phones?

By Nina Steele My husband and I recently spent a week in Zermatt, Switzerland. We had a wonderful time there hiking in the mountains.… Read the rest

There are limits to what you can do in the garden when you suffer from hay fever

By Nina Steele In a recent article, columnist Grace Dent, who is childfree, bemoans the fact that her garden is in a sorry state.… Read the rest