Few phrases are more indisputable than this: most people in today’s world are busy.
I consider myself as a busy person. My top 1 excuse for not exercising or for not pursuing a side hustle is that I have been too busy. I feel it’s a fact that I spend most of my waking moments at work that when I get home I usually feel drained to do anything else, let ...
I have always been frugal. It is such an involuntary action that I usually don’t realize doing it. However, I am trying to practice mindfulness more, and why not extend it to my financial life? Being more conscious of the frugal things that I did can make me appreciate it more and inspire to come up with more frugal ideas next time. I also read a lot of personal financial ...
Lifestyle inflation is simply put, is increasing spending when income increases. This continues every time income increases making it endlessly difficult to do other things with money like saving, investing or retirement planning. While walking or taking the bus used to be the only acceptable way to get around the city, you suddenly “need” that brand new car, with a sun roof and 800mm water wading capacity even though you ...
I first learned how to write a check when I was 29 years old. Yes, I was THAT old.
The first thing I did was to sign the check all wrong that resulted voiding that check.
I never learned any money stuff in school, yes we have statistics, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, etc. but not one subject dedicated to personal finance. Don’t you find it curious that we are required to learn the ...
Your friend cheats with your boyfriend.
You confront your boyfriend but he hits you.
Your immediate supervisor verbally abuses you.
The big boss made a pass at you.
No matter how much your body aches to give them the finger, scream F-you and leave, you don’t.
Because your friend loaned you money for that exotic island trip last year.
Because your boyfriend gave the down payment for your new shiny car.
Because you are wallowing in credit ...
“I think this is the most awesome idea since liquid lipstick!”
You think of something awesome, you research on how to start diving into the awesomeness, discover thousands of useful (and not so useful) links on that topic, get lost on the internet for hours (or days), then you get paralyzed with all the information and decides to just binge-watch Netflix instead.
This is me, probably once every quarter.
Starting is scary. ...
Millennials are often portrayed as entitled, selfish, disloyal bunch.
While that may be true in some cases , Millennials also had a fairly difficult time growing up. I joined the job market in the midst of global financial crisis. I consider myself as one of the lucky few who was able to get secure a good-paying job related to my degree.
These are the 5 things that I learned so far.
Having a ...
Love credit cards but want to avoid paying the annual credit card fees? Then this post is for you.
I have read too many horror stories about credit cards that I avoided it like a plague for a loooong time.
Eventually, the convenience of online shopping, online airline booking, etc. appealed to me that I decided to apply for my own credit card given that I will have 100% control over it. ...
Posted: Mar 24 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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