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works: business consultant
net worth: ~$155,000 as of Dec 2011
eats: sashimi, tartiflette, pho
drinks: earl grey cream tea
gadgets: macbook pro 17", ipod touch (pda)
beauty: fb's list of toiletries/makeup
wants: roland rd700-gx piano
reads: ayn rand, tom stanley, sophie kinsella
watches: bones, mentalist, castle, top chef
wears: wrap dresses & necklaces
loves: minimalism, $$ management, traveling
hates: wearing shorts & being late for anything
- “Poor” is not a standard definition
- Downside of Travelling: Missing Out on Your Real Life?
- My Modified Approach to YOLO
- Distribution of the World’s Income
- Pros and Cons of Love Texting
- Your Everyday Finance Habits Can Help You Plan for the Future
- How do you handle birthday bashes?
- How Good Are You At Recycling?
- Is Peer Pressure Leading You to Spend More Money?
- The Idiot’s Wife: The Story of The Calendar
Posted on August 10, 2012 | 2 CommentsFor this “Do-it-Yourself” Friday, I thought of talking about personal finance. This post is not about how to do it yourself but more about what is good to DIY and what’s not. Managing your money is like raising a child; it’s very personal...
Posted on August 8, 2012 | 12 CommentsAs a self-proclaimed personal finance enthusiast, people frequently ask me for tips on how to combat debt and pump up anemic bank accounts. You can strip down my top wealth building secrets to two rules: 1) Stop spending money, and 2) Live lean. Let me...
Posted on August 6, 2012 | 2 CommentsI’ve mused a couple of times half jokingly that if I could just do without money I’d be happy (these musings were mostly when I was in debt). Now my views have changed because I’m out of debt, and I’m really understanding on a deeper...
Posted on August 3, 2012 | 4 Comments“Credit card transactions cost American merchants six times as much as cash transactions. Why, then, do consumers pay the same price for purchases, regardless of the means of payment?” Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about my summer vacation. In that post,...
Posted on August 1, 2012 | 17 CommentsA few weeks ago, the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Twittersphere was ablaze with enraged Americans who vowed to escape the tyrannical regime that’d force “socialized” medicine on a free people. So where were the angry masses...
Posted on July 25, 2012 | 12 CommentsRecently, Yahoo!, Inc. introduced Marissa Mayer as their new President and CEO. Mayer is a brilliant, 37-year old former Google executive who’s–get this–six months pregnant. Naturally, everyone wants to know how the young, charismatic leader will balance her role as head of a struggling company...
Posted on July 23, 2012 | 5 CommentsWhen you’re young and fresh out of college, presumably, you’re earning the bottom of what your career can potentially yield after 20 more years in the business, but that doesn’t mean you should bank on making more money in the future as your savings plan....
Posted on July 20, 2012 | 4 CommentsMy guess is that you are like me; I truly love my summer vacation! It’s not only because I have some time off to disconnect from my job but it’s also because I plan tons of cool things to do. In fact,...
Posted on July 18, 2012 | 22 CommentsNormally, I try to persuade readers to plug spending leaks that cost meaningful sums of cash. Housing, transportation, and insurance immediately come to mind. However, that doesn’t mean I think small things are unimportant. For some reason, we’re perfectly content throwing money away on certain...
Posted on July 16, 2012 | 4 CommentsI talked about men possibly preferring women who make less money than they do, and if your weight affects how much you earn. But how about smoking? onkel_wart From Barking up the wrong tree, I bring you the answer: NO. Smoking does not make you...