Relationships are tough. They are even tougher when they are murky–are you dating, exclusive, just friends, or what?! Imagine having a murky relationship with your money. … More How is your relationship with money?
This year officially marks my phone’s fourth year in service. I am ecstatic that it’s still functional as there was a moment last year when I felt that it was about to die. … More Ancient Cellphones and Laptops
Year-to-date saving rate is currently 80.59%. Note that it’s only about a month into 2020. As it’s early, it’s not reflective of other big-ticket costs … More Net Worth Update 29 January 2020
It is said that a goal properly set is halfway reached. Thus, with every new year comes a renewed resolve to set new goals, a set of goal posts that one hopes to achieve before the year ends. … More Financial Resolutions to Set in 2020
Calculating net worth is a great way to track your progress. So, you finally decide to take this step and assess your assets, only to find a stumbling block: … More Net Worth: Valuing real estate for married people
What better way to start the decade of 2020 than with a stock trade!? … More Starting the year with a BANG!
I only pose this question as I’ve seen law firms’ and companies’ propensity to pay out their Christmas bonus or salaries IN KIND–whether in the form of local or overseas firm trips,* company phone,** subsidized car loans, low-interest home loans, etc. All of which are not convertible to cash even if you skip them. … More BARLIFE: Get paid IN CASH or IN KIND?
You may not always have money. But somehow there will be money to spare and share, if you’re a personal finance geek like I am! … More Teaching KIDS the 50% saving rate
When you live far, you bear a lot of emotional and financial costs. OFWs know this best … More Being AWAY from family at CHRISTMAS
Once you have finished setting aside a significant amount of your bonus to your hard-to-reach bank/investment accounts, it is when the fun really starts. It’s time to spend, baby! WISELY, of course. Here are some fabulous ways to spend your bonus … More Five Fab Ways to SPEND your Christmas Bonus