What, no rainbows?I was hoping to wake up on this first day of 2019 with a smile, rainbows shooting through the window and sprays of confetti, (hooray, it's a new year. whoo-hoo, 365 days to do it right) but instead I woke up screaming and crying from a nightmare saddled with a crick in my … Continue reading What, no rainbows?
Think of moments of past, present and anticipatory joy. The barely containable joy. The kind of joy that finds you grinning from ear to ear. Bubbling inside. The cusp of orgasm happy. The kind of joy that occasionally shows up and in my case is synonymous with experiences like the stretching room of the Haunted … Continue reading “Joy”eux Noël
Last week, I dropped by my SIL's office for birthday hugs. During the mini-celebration, SIL mentioned she had something in the car for me, so we walked outside together and she handed me two articles from wealth management.com. This event is good for two reasons.1. A financial adviser likes my blog. Win. 2. I got a … Continue reading Smashing the Glass Ceiling
Over Thanksgiving, my daughter was home from uni and she asked me to go somewhere and do/buy something. I don't exactly recall where she wanted to go or what it was she wanted to do, but I remember my reply. My reply was a big, loud (slightly hesitant) "No." Most of the time, she gets … Continue reading Learning to say, “No”
What is net worth and why is it important? The official definition of individual net worth: Assets - Liabilities = Net Worth If your assets are more than your liabilities, then you have a positive net worth. If your liabilities are more than your assets, then you have a negative net worth. Negative Net Worth … Continue reading Be the Exception ~Know your Net Worth!
Hey, You! This Friday. Before you step out to your car or bus or train...Stop for a second. Ask Yourself... Do I need it? Do they need it? Is what I think I need worth fighting the traffic?Is it worth driving all over parking lots or up and down streets searching for a parking spot?Is … Continue reading Step Away from Black Friday
I surprised myself and downloaded the Bloomberg news app a few months ago. In the past decade, I only paid real attention to money when I wanted to travel. I saved my mileage reimbursement checks from my job and I hacked credit cards as a means to an end. (Travel hacking tips and techniques coming … Continue reading Bye, Bye Secret Elitist Club for Boys!
My younger self read a book called, "The Tibetan Book of the Dead". At the time, I was interested in reincarnation and death, (Whatever. Isn't everyone curious about how we are going to exit?) so I hunted the book down and sat in my room and read it. It was a grueling slog of a … Continue reading Brush with the Dalai Lama
I woke up to a notification that my online savings bank, Ally, increased their APY (Annual Percentage Yield) from 1.8% to 2.0%. Ya'll, that's good for a savings account. One key action to achieving financial independence is an emergency fund. If you are anything like me, you have a back up credit card sitting in … Continue reading Yeah, Ally! Thanks
November 15, 2018 (maybe the 16th...it's late or early) "You complete me" are three powerful words that countless people hang their hopes on. And it couldn't be more off-base in regards to relationship/partnership. Nothing external will make me whole or complete. No partner, no marriage, no work and no material things. It took me decades … Continue reading Marrying Myself