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Discover & Reuse – the challenge

Our bellies are filled and our money is spend on presents. Christmas is over again. Time to set your goals and resolutions for 2016. If you don’t have one yet I can give you a nice resolution or if one of your goals is saving more money/spending less this week’s blog can be helpful. Before Christmas I have been busy sorting my clothes and I discovered very nice pieces in my wardrobe that I forgot…

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Christmas decoration – the challenge

Until last year I was a huge fan of Christmas trees. Not especially because I celebrate Christmas very extensively but because it is cosy and I like to collect Christmas tree decorations. Till someone mentioned that it is actually such a pity that so many trees are used every year again as a Christmas tree to in the end just be burned. I think she is right. In the Netherlands they sell on average 2,8…

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Buying behaviour – the challenge

Although I am not allowed to buy something new, there are still products that I can buy like food and experiences. When looking at the statistics of the Netherlands from 2006 till 2010 (unfortunately there are no statistics build up after 2010) people spend on average at least 15% of their money on food. Clothes took around 6% of the income and the average spending on experiences, travelling and self development was 33%. That last…