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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, $$ management, traveling
hates: wearing shorts & being late for anything
- Taking a Tech Break
- Could Your Name Be Affecting Your Career?
- Etiquette among friends: Why I feel we are we’re losing basic manners
- How to Use Net Worth to Measure Your Financial Progress
- If you don’t ask for a discount, you won’t get it
- Is Your Home Really an Asset?
- Everyone is a genius..
- Do You NEED Price Anchors to Help You Make Money Decisions?
- What to bring to an interview
- Would you marry for money?
Posted on January 28, 2013 | 1 CommentWhen should you splurge and when should you save? For me, it’s always where I spend most of my time. In sales? On the road a lot? Buy a nice, comfortable car. Splurge, so that you’re COMFORTABLE in the car when you are driving like...
Posted on December 24, 2012 | 2 CommentsThere are always expenses that are deemed more intellectual and better than others, examples: Intellectual: Books Travel Higher Education (MBA) Not-Intellectual: Clothing Cars Electronics What’s funny is I buy/bought in every category, and while people are okay with me spending $$$$$ on traveling for a...
Posted on November 19, 2012 | 6 CommentsFrugalette of Super Frugalette listed out 4 types of frugal folks: Non-Frugal Selectively Frugal Categorically Frugal Exclusively Frugal Non-Frugal = No budget but they instinctively don’t overspend, but they don’t try to be frugal. Example: They need something and will buy something mid-priced and reasonable,...
Posted on September 19, 2012 | 3 CommentsEveryone (including myself) stresses the importance of financial independence, but what does that really mean? For some, it’s a feeling. For others, it’s concrete. For me, it’s both. I think I finally felt like I reached “financial independence” when I hit these major milestones: Getting...
Posted on August 20, 2012 | 7 CommentsI find it very interesting that everyone has such different views on what is a comfortable amount of money to spend on living expenses. People who are fairly frugal are usually categorized as ramen-eating, penny pinching, student-like cheapos who don’t have any fun at all...
Posted on July 2, 2012 | 5 CommentsMint Canada ran this last year (July 1st 2011), and I thought it to be fitting to run it again this year as a look back. On average, in 2011 Canadians have about $50,734 to spend each year and here’s were it goes! Provided by...
Posted on June 11, 2012 | 5 CommentsIt may not seem like it sometimes, but I’m fairly relaxed about money. Yes I know, I am not in debt any longer and I’ve saved a fair amount in the past 2 years, but this kind of zen, stress-free attitude towards money stems from...
Posted on May 7, 2012 | 6 CommentsI am. But wait, what’s a sneaky spender? Someone who has a budget, has a plan, has categories and still manages to go over budget in areas she didn’t mean to. The Journal of Consumer Research found that most people went shopping with two budgets...
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 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...