Struggles of 2016, Begone!

I set myself a resolution to have a major change in my life every year, and 2016 didn’t disappoint. Change doesn’t happen without some pain, akin to a pupa breaking out of its chrysalis and struggling to squeeze out of its old shell. It was a pretty painful year, characterised by quite a bit of…

Should I Be A Working Mum or Stay-At-Home Mum?

How should mothers decide if they should continue working, or quit their jobs to stay at home and look after their children? Source: salary.com The bottom line is: whatever arrangement gives you the best chance of fulfilling your priorities after taking into account the drawbacks. This is one question many fathers don’t have to struggle…

Yes to Unemployment or Redundancy Insurance

What is unemployment or redundancy insurance? Unemployment insurance (sometimes packaged as redundancy insurance) is a type of unemployment benefit which you can receive if you lose your job involuntarily. If you’re retrenched or made redundant, payouts from redundancy insurance can help tide you over temporarily till you find a new job. Payouts from your unemployment…

Why Freelancers Need Clear Contracts

A YouTuber, Ben Matchap, famous for parkour stunts among others, revealed in an angry Facebook post that he was denied payment by a customer (Kenneth Jeyaretnam) who thought he had leaked the video to The Online Citizen, which apparently wasn’t invited to the event. Source: Ben Matchap YouTube/Redwire Times Ben also added two screenshots of…