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FB in a Nutshellother blog: the everyday minimalist
talk to me: contact me here
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
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Posted on March 19, 2012 | 3 CommentsPlan the list of attractions ahead of time I make a list of all the attractions I want to visit, and then I list the prices of each attraction. Then I look for bundled packages so that I can save money on a bunch of...
Posted on March 16, 2012 | 23 CommentsAs my first “official” post on FB, I thought of sharing one of my financial goals obsessions. As a father of three at the age of 30, I realized early in life that there are a lot more important things in life than...
Posted on March 14, 2012 | 77 CommentsEvery year Salary.com releases a study detailing what a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) would earn if her duties were outsourced. In 2011, a SAHM was worth about $115K a year. To many a working woman, that figure is abso-fricking-lutely ridiculous. Before I get into why a...
Posted on March 12, 2012 | 12 CommentsWhen I first started out in personal finance, I didn’t understand why everyone kept emphasizing to cut back on daily expenses as the #1 rule to building wealth. I mean, isn’t having a large salary and making pots of money being wealthy? Look at all...
Posted on March 9, 2012 | 9 CommentsI wear makeup mostly only to work, big events, or when I go out, and I let my skin breathe without it on the weekends. As a result, I need to remove it nightly. I used to buy those little liquid bottles of makeup remover...
Posted on March 7, 2012 | 19 CommentsAlthough saving money is a form of deprivation, there are steps you can take to make the process more enjoyable. Fun even. While paying off $25,000 of debt within a 12-month time span, there were times I wanted to spend money so badly I suffered from...
Posted on March 5, 2012 | 45 CommentsOver the past 3 weeks, I’ve been somewhat nervous. Not nervous like I’m about to apply for a big job. Not nervous like I’m going to make a speech in front of 2,000 people. More nervous like I’ve been at...
Posted on March 2, 2012 | 5 CommentsI made up a recipe the other day. I was in the store, saw brussel sprouts, remembered how great they are for your health, and had an inkling that portobello mushrooms would taste really great in the dish (plus, make up for the fact that...
Posted on February 29, 2012 | 13 CommentsI did this tactic for a bit when I first started trying to cut back on my insanely out of control budget categories. I annoyed myself. Every time I put something I KNEW wasn’t a necessity in my grocery basket, I asked myself it it...