Sterling Effort Blog Posts

  • I’m Zen as Fuck
    on Jul 2, 2014 in Smart Thinking
    It’s day 9 now. I’m in a Ford Transit in the south of Spain and we’re travelling to our next launch site. Paragliders in the back, food in the front and some nice tunes on the stereo. That’s all we need. As I stare out of the...
  • Most Important Job Interview Tip
    on Nov 25, 2013 in Career career interview job
    Search online for job interview tips and you’ll find a mountain of advice regarding what to do and not to do in order to impress your potential employer. The problem is, as the UK becomes more of a knowledge based economy, these tips are slowly...
  • 5 points for successful livingI was at an expo recently and met a businessman who had started many businesses over the years from the ground up. The man in question has been exceedingly successful in these business ventures abroad; each one being started from nothing and develope...
  • Parents still feeling the recession
    on Nov 20, 2013 in Economics debt frugality inflation
    According to research carried out by Voucher Codes Pro, parents in the UK are spending less on their children than they were 12 months ago. When asked, ‘Do you feel as though you have more disposable income in comparison to 2012?’, 71% of the 1,5...
  • Lollipops! And all free today!!!
    on Nov 19, 2013 in Debt payday loans
    It was only last week that I wrote a post on payday loan companies who have been rumoured to be targeting children for payday loans. Well as your old school dinner lady used to say, the proof is in the pudding. And pudding today is a rich ganache of...
  • IT Staff: Are You Protected?The treatment of IT staff within the UK can vary drastically from company to company. When searching for a new job, it’s important to take a good look at the whole package, not just the salary. Culture differs from one company to the next. You...
  • Say kid, would you like a payday loan?
    on Nov 14, 2013 in Debt loan payday payday loan
    You all know the Sterling Effort view point on payday loans. In our opinion – they suck. They are aptly poised to catch the eye of people already in a degree of financial difficulty. They offer a seemingly helpful hand out of the monetary mess...
  • Failing is Fun! – Part 2: Accidental Intellectual Property Theft
    on Nov 12, 2013 in Smart Thinking
    Continuing our ‘Failing is Fun’ series, I’d like to tell you about another failed software project. Earlier this year, as is typical for my leisurely life, I found myself wandering across the country to visit some good friends of mi...
  • Escaping the Rat Race: Living the Recurring DreamI’m basically a lady of leisure. I get up when I want, do what I want and go to sleep when I want. Sometimes that means pulling an all-nighter to climb a mountain and sometimes it means staying in bed all day eating ice cream and watching Chine...
  • Failing is Fun! – Part 1: Good Product, Bad Market
    on Nov 5, 2013 in Smart Thinking
    Failure is a dirty word. If you fail at something, people will think less of you, right? Well, if you really believe that’s true, you probably need to contemplate some serious changes to either your psychology or your friendship group. In reali...
  • Top UK Personal Finance Blogs Update
    on Nov 4, 2013 in Miscellaneous
    We’ve missed writing for Sterling Effort, but before we can get started again, there is some housekeeping to do. Our blog ranking system has been looking a little tired lately so I wanted to tidy it up. The rankings haven’t been updating...
  • Income Report – May 2012
    on Jun 1, 2012 in Income
    Lather, rinse, repeat. And so concludes another sad month of me thinking way too much about money and not doing a whole lot of anything else. I’m making decent enough progress though! This month, I made almost 30% of my income through my own en...
  • Why only a fool would invest in Facebook
    on May 30, 2012 in Investing
    I told myself I wouldn’t write about the Facebook IPO but too many people have asked me about this for me to keep ignoring it. I’d like to explain why I think only a person with severe mental problems would invest in Facebook, and I’...
  • Like the new Look?
    on May 29, 2012 in Miscellaneous
    This is Evangeline Lilly. She looks good. Really good in fact. But not as good as the new kick-ass Sterling Effort theme which let’s face it, has taken us a rather large amount of time to sort out*. Although mostly a cosmetic change, we have ad...
  • Boosting Your Online Presence
    on May 29, 2012 in Career
    In today’s business world, most professionals now have an online presence. This could be posting their resume and using social networking sites to find sales jobs online. Few stop to realize that their online image can play a key role in the manner...
  • 5 easy tips to help you to save
    on May 22, 2012 in Saving
    Saving is a really important area of personal finance – it basically helps you prepare for the unexpected. For example, if you have savings in place, you might not be knocked off balance by your car suddenly breaking down, whereas if you didn&#...
  • How to spend PPI refund cash?
    on May 21, 2012 in Income Saving Smart thinking
    The rising cost of living, from spiralling petrol prices to increased bills, has seen many normal households in the UK struggling to make ends meet or put money away for a rainy day, but refunded payment protection insurance claims could help people...
  • Makeitcheaper – The money saving experts for business
    on May 18, 2012 in Business
    If you run a business, you’ll want to make savings wherever possible, whether it’s on something big such as machinery or perhaps something smaller like stationery. Either way, if you’re finding that money’s a bit tight, you’ll want to try a...
  • Stay Afloat Financially: How to Survive During the First Year in Business
    on May 17, 2012 in Business
    The first year of running your at-home or small business can pose many financial challenges. Most business owners do well to break even during the first year, and many experience loss. Going into business for yourself, even part-time at home, is a bi...
  • Investing in a Recession
    on May 15, 2012 in Income Investing
    Investing in a recession might seem like a bad idea at first glance, as available money is limited and most people are scared into saving more and spending less. While this approach may help you to survive a recession, it certainly isn’t going to l...
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