Marriage, as we all know, is about love, trust and lifelong companionship. And when someone talks about infidelity in a marriage, he or she mostly means physical or emotional infidelity. But there are so many instances when a spouse is not honest to the other and dismisses it as something very trivial. And one such area where the partners keep each other in the dark is about their financial status. A new study conducted by researchers from four universities has made a very important observation—financial infidelity can be as dangerous as sexual infidelity and it can cause major disagreements between the partners threatening their happiness and peace. While it's easy to recognise physical and emotional infidelity, how do you define financial infidelity? Does hiding information about their debt or purchases, bank account or salary count as financial cheating? The authors of the study defined financial infidelity as, "engaging in any financial behaviour that is expected to be … [Read more...] about Does your wife or husband lie about money? Study says it’s as bad as sexual infidelity
Rebuilding trust after infidelity
The chairman of Tesco has stuck his head above the parapet for the first time defending the supermarket's "poor" performance and promising not to flinch from the tough action required to turn around the ailing UK chain. At a bad tempered shareholder meeting Tesco's army of small investors turned out to accuse the management of "arrogance" and having lost shoppers' trust. They also pointed to the supermarket giant's deteriorating financial performance as reflected in its slumping share price. But Sir Richard Broadbent pleaded for patience. "We know the share price performance has been poor. But it is important that we do not flinch from the decisions needed to shape a competitive business for the future." The retailer's shares were worth £4 when Philip Clarke took the helm in 2011 but closed at 283.75p, a near six-year low. "You and we want to see better performance," continued Broadbent. "We believe the steps we are taking will deliver better performance in a sustainable fashion … [Read more...] about Tesco chairman pledges to turn around ailing supermarket group
Living in a five-bedroom house and running a successful business, Chris Lee and his family had a good life. But after suffering with multiple health issues, as well as some financial problems in the following years, Chris suddenly found himself homeless . In October 2016, he left his home in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham - before bailiffs could come knocking at his door. Chris and his partner, and her daughter, five, ended up sleeping in their car on and off for four months, until a friend offered them a shed to sleep in, reports the Birmingham Mail . Now, as they continue to work at rebuilding their lives, they have set up a project called Just the Ticket in a bid to help other people who might be going through something similar. At the age of 55, Chris had a stroke, and was later diagnosed with prostate cancer. In the following years, his successful property company folded and he was forced to sell all his worldly possessions. Chris, now 64, said: "We had the big house, the car, … [Read more...] about ‘I went from having a 5-bed home and a business to spending Christmas in a shed’
Dictionary definition of politicking, is to be engaged in political act-ivity, such as seeking vot-es. Politicking is an act of intrigues and manoeu-vres. A politician, therefo-re, is one who seeks the vot-es of the electorates throu-gh intrigues and manoeu-vres. Jesus made it very clear that His disciples are not of this world, even as He was not of this world. And we all know that po-liticking is of the world, and it is not of God but of the devil, who is the prince of this world and its vain-glories. Jesus Christ resist-ed every temptation of the devil, to entice Him with the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them—Matthew 4:8-10. Jesus also resisted every attempt by the people to make Him a king by force—John 6:15. In Judges 9:7-15, Joth-am, one of the sons of Gid-eon, spake this parable: “The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us. But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my … [Read more...] about Should men of God entangle themselves in politics?
Marlon Williams is a former Lyttelton choirboy and one-time model. Now based in Australia, the 24-year-old alt-country maverick was a five-time nominee at the 2015 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, held at Auckland's Vector Arena on Thursday. The man credited with leading the charge to change New Zealand's perception of country music had the most nominations and impressed many. Williams' nominated categories at this year's awards included Album of the Year, Single of the Year (for the song Dark Child, written by his Christchurch mate, Tim Moore), Best Alternative Album of the Year, Best Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. He won the Best Male Solo Artist and the coveted Breakthrough Artist of the Year, the latter award presented by Lorde. Next he heads to the ARIA Awards in Australia where he is nominated for Best Blues and Roots Album. He was also recently nominated for the coveted APRA Silver Scroll Award. Last year Billboard Magazine named him in a list of … [Read more...] about Marlon Williams: the ‘Prince of Lyttelton’