Money Archive

  • The Cost of Being a Woman

    Tweet I had some excellent comments on my “Why the hell do guys pay for everything? ๐Ÿ™‚” post from a long while back, and thank you all for being civil, and sharing incredibly insightful comments. I was so pleased with the response, that I even […]

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  • New Budgeting Method: Minimum expenses for a comfortable lifestyle

    Tweet Most people start budgeting by looking at how much they earn, and then allocating that money into categories. They take their net paycheque and decide: Hey, let’s … spend $100 on miscellaneous. Why not do it the other way around? Find a comfortable minimum […]

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  • What can you do with $100?

    Tweet How much is $100? Just the other day, my friend told me that even if she cut $100 in her budget, she wouldn’t be able to cover the deficit in her budget (around $1500), because her husband isn’t working at the moment. I told […]

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  • How to buy happiness

    Tweet Everyone says you can’t buy happiness, and I am here to flash a study in your face that says you can. The catch? You can only buy happiness if you spend it on others, not yourself. ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ€œJust because money doesnโ€™t buy happiness doesnโ€™t […]

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  • Tipping etiquette around the world

    Tweet I normally tip anywhere from 15% – 20%, but if I’ve received seriously bad service then it’s 0% – 10% depending on how horrific it was. Seriously? Let’s be honest… I’ve never went down to a 0% tip. At times, it would have been […]

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  • Would you buy a starter home and upgrade, or your dream home, as a first-time homeowner?

    Tweet Credit I was talking to a friend the other day, who told me that his wife was looking at new houses to buy. I asked him why, and he said it was because she had always considered their first home to be a starter […]

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  • Lesson learned from “Madame Bovary”

    Tweet “Madame Bovary” written by Gustave Flaubert is a wonderful example of what happens to us when we get consumeritis. To get money she began selling her old gloves, her old hats, the old odds and ends, and she bargained rapaciously, her peasant blood standing […]

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  • Do you use your job to justify your spending?

    Tweet I remember when I first started working I thought: OMG! I need all of these new clothes ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ So I went shopping. I picked up way more of what I wanted in the items I didn’t need. Suits? Why did I buy […]

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  • Don’t wait to retire before you travel

    Tweet A new year has just started and I’m asking you: what will it be fulfilled with? If you are able to save up money to take a small trip (a week) to a dream destination like Paris, don’t wait! Do it when you are […]

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  • Merry Christmas + Makeup: Why do we wear it?

    Tweet First of, let me wish you a Merry Christmas for those celebrating it! Surely is a special one for me as I’m expecting our third child to be born in a couple days! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wish me luck! Hope yours if fill up with joy, […]

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