Get sent bills? If you are discipline enough to pay your bills online every month, consider getting electronic bills instead. And why?
- You save on paper and do your part on conservation, making Earth a better place
- You no longer to open envelopes which takes up time and your bills often comes with additional advertisements that is thicker than the bill itself
- You never have to feel compelled to file them because electronic bills are archived online already
So just get rid of paper bills altogether. It makes you more free since you have lesser to do. You can dedicate your time on the littles things you plan to do but didn’t, such as in my case getting a wardrobe. Doing little things an hour a day will get you closer to what you envision.
The bonus is having to deal with lesser physical items. If you still get paper bills, consider throwing away the less important ones after you paid the bill. As much as possible, file as little as possible. This reduces unnecessary worries.
I love Borders. Love to be able to walk in and browse through. I have to admit that 90% of the time I come out empty handed or perhaps just with the Borders card member brochure.
I’m sorry that you aren’t doing well Borders. It’s all my fault.
Borders Inc ‘no longer for sale’
It posted a net quarterly loss of $175.4m (£113m), or $2.90 per share, as against $161.1m, or $2.74 per share, in the third quarter of last year.
But it said applying a range of restructuring measures in the past year will allow the company to stand on its own despite the downturn.
“We have smiles on our faces”, Borders chief executive George Jones said.
Like-for-like sales dropped 12.8% in Borders superstores, with revenue falling to $693m from $765m during the same quarter last year.
The news sent Borders share down 52% in after-hours trading.
In March, Borders said it had been evaluating a sale of its core business after facing increasing difficulties in accessing funds. (Source: BBC)
Books aren’t doing well these days probably because lesser people are reading these days. I used to see more people reading in trains. Singaporeans are rather busy people, few have the chance to read at home for leisure. Most read during commute time. It’s not easy to read while standing. Those sitting on chairs either have their ears plugged with earphones (blissfully unaware that they suppose to alight the previous stop sometimes) or sleeping (or perhaps pretending to sleep when there’re older folks in front of them).
Anyway, it’s just not good news for book lovers. Are physical stores impractical these days? Is the future going to be electronic books? I still much prefer touching paper. I’ll hate to see physical bookstores become a luxury of yesterday.
Just bought more paper. I’m quite a high consumer of paper. Not the most environmental friendly person.
As much as I want to save the world, I just find paper so much more productive. I sometimes just print things out so that I have an easier time reading. And after I read, I sort of just throw the paper away. Yes, there’s a recycle bin at Bukit Batok but I always forget that there’s one. I won’t think much and just dump it into my bin.