Welcome to Weekend Reading #7

Saturday morning is usually when I kick back and let the day start slowly. I’m not always great at taking time away from work which is one of the challenges of being self employed and working from home; work is always on your mind. This morning, however I indulged in a luxurious breakfast of french toast and fresh coffee. The French toast comprised of home made bread and fresh eggs from the chickens in my garden and the coffee was black and freshly dripped. I’m happy to say my coffee addiction costs me approx $2.15 per week. Yes. Per Week! Sometimes, life’s little luxuries don’t have to come with a high price tag.

Happy 4th of July to my friends in the US. I hope you have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

This weekend’s reading suggestions include something to think about when you’re looking for a worthy cause for your next donation to charity, something to think about in regard to education and some inspiring ideas for your finances.

The Greatest Good

Inspired to make a meaningful donation, I wondered: What is the best charitable cause in the world, and was it crazy to think I could find it?

Children ‘in complete meltdown’ over exams

Teachers in England seeing unprecedented levels of school-related anxiety, according to National Union of Teachers report.


I’m a self-made millionaire

And here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money.

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

“At the peak of Andrew Carnegie’s career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.”

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was in Debt