Having lots of money doesn’t really make you happy
People think with all this money I make in such a short amount of time, I should always be happy but money doesn’t change who you are or how you feel above a comfortable inco
Why do we torture ourselves by comparing our progress against others?
It’s mostly because we like to benchmark. I want to know (for bad or for worse), how I am faring against others in my age group for instance. It lets me know where I stand, b
End of 2015: My current investments and allocation portfolio
So just to recap, my current net worth is: $547,022.49 Of that amount, I have approximately 58% of it invested and the rest in cash. ER….WHY SO MUCH IN CASH? Half of it is ac
Spending Journal: A month in the brain of a Shopaholic
INTRO I thought I’d try something new and keep a not-spending journal or a diary of what I thought about buying and/or did not spend this month. In the past, wardrobe bans, a
Why don’t we think more about what we buy?
It crossed my mind the other day that being such a society of consumers, it’s kind of odd that we don’t think about all the aspects that go into what we buy. I mean we
Budget cuts: Is it our culture that is possible the root cause of the problem?
As of late, I have been hearing on the radio that they’re cutting the budget for janitors in our schools and now students are protesting because janitorial services are not k
There’s something to be said about reading chick lit or “How I wish Becky Bloomwood was a real friend in real life”
Totally random thought popped into my head yesterday and I thought I’d write an on-the-fly post about it. See, I don’t like ALL chick lit, but I do enjoy a few authors
What the final number ends up being as my net worth is unimportant
I’ve come to the realization lately (or perhaps earlier but never wrote it down), that whatever my final net worth number ends up being, is totally unimportant. Just as how i
What accounts for the salary difference between being an employee or a CEO?
A lot of people would say it’s attributed to the fact that a CEO worked harder to get where he or she is. Others, would say perhaps, but it’s also because they had conn
I once dated a guy who was homeless at one point in his life
I once dated a guy who was homeless at one point in his life. He told me he ran away from a perfectly good home (he found his mother too strict), at the age of 16. He lived on the