Tag Archives: Boxing Day

Did you go looking for Boxing Day bargains?

From Fairfax Media ~ Feeling a compulsion to spend money even though there is nothing you really need? Don’t worry, it’s just biology. The Australian Retailers Association predicts $14.8 billion will be spent in the coming weeks, helped along by … Continue reading

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Why we eat (and throw out) so much at Christmas, and why we never learn; Part One

At the risk of being called a Scrooge (the Dicken’s character, rather than the Disney character who wears no pants), I’m suggesting we buy less food during the Christmas season. In the lead up to Christmas, I find it so … Continue reading

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