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  • Wage Gaps between Genders: Who’s responsibility is it to fix it?

    Tweet Article: The Glass Hammer — “Whose Responsibility is Fixing the Wage Gap?“ Good article in general, but I want to highlight a few points for discussion. Please, if you are going to disagree with me or especially with any of my readers commenting, I […]

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  • How much does your pet cost in a lifetime?

    Tweet Click on the image to enlarge. Source: Visual Economics The fish is clearly not a saltwater fish (those are EXPENSIVE to maintain and buy), and they’re not counting medical emergencies like surgeries or bone replacements.

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  • Closet Cleanout #2 — Purses, Clothing, etc

    Tweet First come first serve! Another great closet clean out, although not as big as last time *laugh* These are all the items that I couldn’t bear to let go the last time, but alas.. their time has come because I NEED MORE SPACE.. as […]

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  • Perceived Value: The cornerstone of conscious spending (a.k.a. “frugality”)

    Tweet When you evaluate and go over every purchase you make, it doesn’t make a difference if it’s a $2000 item or a $2 item. Perceived value of the item to your lifestyle is a big factor. For me, if I need to spend $300 […]

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  • Beijing – Food Stalls and Food

    Tweet Beijing and Asia in general is all about street food. Here are some of the things that Beijing-ers chow down on.

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  • A True Story: The Dark Side of Financial Insecurity

    Tweet Two years ago, my friend contemplated suicide. She had a husband and two kids, she was $50,000 in debt from living expenses, the only one holding down a job, and her husband spiraling deeper into depression, cutting himself off from the world. He’d shut […]

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  • What are you NOT spending on groceries?

    Tweet I had this question posed to me by a fellow colleague who was stumped as how we could live on $300/month for the two of us eating in groceries. He says he spends about $700/month just for the two of them. I basically said […]

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  • What’s in a baby name?

    Tweet There is an American-Australian couple (white, if you must be specific), who named one of their three kids, a boy: Yo Xing Heyno Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Knuckles. (Read article here) Or for short, “Yo Xing”. He is not adopted at all. It sounded […]

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  • Beijing – The People and the City

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  • The King of Cheap

    Tweet Story time! My father was the King of Frugality. I like to call it being the King of Cheap because there were some pretty questionable things he did when I was a kid that appalls people (especially BF) when he hears of what my […]

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