Traveling this Summer? How to Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees (or try to)

Get Ahead of the Fee GameOK, why the big, wallet wallop on foreign transaction fees? I understand there is a cost associated with exchange rate conversion, but does it really cost $2.50 or more to conduct transactions from a foreign ATM? I think not. Here we are, living in the age of increased access to … Continue reading Traveling this Summer? How to Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees (or try to)

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I Might Be Financially Independent

Last week, my Personal Capital app told me I had over a 100K in net worth. This week, Personal Capital told me I'm walking around with much less. I was already hyper aware of the status change, but having a software app show me my new truth in pretty colors made it real (and then … Continue reading I Might Be Financially Independent

Good Things and Shitty Things

I could've said, "the good with the bad". Whatever. "Good Things and Shitty Things" is more funny and the good with the bad is played out. I have many good things happening in my life, but I also have a healthy smattering of shitty things dotted throughout too. Without the shitty things, I wouldn't appreciate … Continue reading Good Things and Shitty Things

Smashing the Glass Ceiling

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

Learning to say, “No”

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”

Be the Exception ~Know your Net Worth!

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!

Step Away from Black Friday

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