The rising popularity of eBooks in recent years has encouraged the debate: "Paperbacks vs eBooks". While both have their pros and cons, the final decision is ultimately up to you to decide which is more suited towards your lifestyle. If you're an avid reader, then you've definitely asked yourself the question "Am I cheating on my paperback books if I buy ebooks?" As a kid, I refused to purchase a digital copy of any novel I wanted to read. . . .
Have you ever thought about where your clothing originates from? Ever considered buying pre-loved items? Recently, as more as more people and more people raise the question of sustainable and ethical fashion, thrifting clothing has become a popular alternative to investing in good quality, sustainable but expensive clothing. So you may be wondering, what are the benefits to thrifting your clothes? Why thrift? In the age of fast . . .
Being a student definitely does not come cheap. With student loans piling up for every semester you take classes, you probably find yourself wanting to save a bit of money here and there. These are some of the ways that can help you spend less and save more money as a student. Wait as long as possible before you buy any textbooks. For many courses, textbooks are listed as compulsory or required, when in reality, they aren’t even used in . . .
After years of hard work, you've finally graduated high school. It's the first time you've felt genuine freedom in a long time and you're ready to savour it, but when you look around, you realise that your friends and former classmates are all getting summer jobs. Getting a job during the break between high school and university is a popular option among students, allowing them to save up some money before school starts all over again. If . . .
With a casual job comes unreliability... This is the first time this has ever happened to me, but I really did get sent home from work before my shift ended. Before any of you think that I got in trouble, it was actually just because there were too many Christmas casuals rostered for the day and there wasn't enough to do, so a few of us had our hours cut. While I don't mind going home early and taking a break from the hectic . . .
Sometimes working a Christmas casual job is more tiring than a full-time job. During the Christmas season, customers rush to complete their Christmas shopping and stores open with extended hours to accommodate for this influx of customers. When this happens, stores hire a large number of casuals to battle the extra demand. This is where I come in. I was hired as a Christmas casual two weeks ago and began officially working last . . .
Having a casual job as a student is an experience that you don’t want to miss out on. It can teach you so many things about the value of money as well as increase your independency. Most students start at their first job during high school. At this time, having a job is more about the experience than the money, considering that the pay rate at this age is quite low. It is therefore understandable that students will want to spend their . . .
What does one learn from having so many different casual jobs? In the three years since I started my first job, I’ve held three separate positions at three different jobs. I promise I didn’t plan it in three’s, simply a merry coincidence! When I started my first job, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the working environment. I actually started working because all my friends had jobs already and I was feeling left behind. It was . . .
Welcome to Blogmas!! I am really getting into the holiday spirit now and aiming to have one blog post up every day leading up to Christmas. Enjoy! There comes a time in every student’s life when they start their first job, whether it be for the purpose of earning some money, as a result of peer pressure, or even just for the experience. Having a job as a student can be an extremely rewarding experience, but at this stage of your life, . . .