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Reality check: are you actually savi...

Personal finance is never the sexiest topic in the world to write about. We’ve all heard the advice: make a budget, skip the lattes and invest and while all that’s true, as Ramit Sethi points out,...

You might just be Superman

The end of the year is always a time of reflection for many people including myself. Like many people, I set resolutions and goals for the year ahead as well as looking back and seeing what worked and what...

How to handle feeling like sh*t (or ...

#173809400 / gettyimages.com Living every day as a statistical deviant isn’t easy. There are days where there are tons of things to do and never enough time (hopefully, the previous post will help...

The Daily Review (as used by Benjami...

One of the key things I’ve been struggling with lately is the the constant requirement of juggling multiple projects and constantly feeling overwhelmed with the mountain of work that I want to do. Simply...

Doing trumps preparing

I’ll preface this by saying that it is indeed a generalisation. If you were planning to move overseas to Moldova and did that without preparing (or even checking their relatively stringent visitor...

Following generic advice leads to a ...

This is nothing new, but it is important enough to be said again: following the average leads you to BEING average. If you’re here, reading a blog called “Statistical Deviant” I’m...

My (inner) challenges: Feb 2014

It occurred to me that I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the possibility of doing things and failing a lot recently. This isn’t that surprising: almost everyone who starts something...

Recognition

Right now, I’m in one of the most blissful states of existence. You know those moments in life? Those rare, fleeting moments, where you are filled with pure joy; nothing but happiness? Purely one...

End of Year Reflection: 2013

It’s nearly the end of yet another year, one that has flown by even faster than the last few, so it seems like the perfect time to slow down and reflect on the ups and downs. Twenty-thirteen has been a...

Nutritional Ketosis: a new attempt

Thus far, I’ve been failing quite a bit on the “fat loss” challenge. Primarily, I seem to be short on motivation to create a meaningful habit or menu that I’ll stick to consistently. I...

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