Black Friday, Japan

Things that make you go, hmm… Last week was Thanksgiving in the US, but I live here in Japan and there was hardly any mention of the holiday except from fellow Americans. However, the big thing that was on people’s minds was Black Friday–which made me go, “Huh?” Black Friday is such an American thing:Continue reading “Black Friday, Japan”

Credit Cards and FICO Scores

The other day, I got an email from CreditKarma, which is a website that monitors your credit score and credit activity. I live in Japan, so I really have no use for it, but I’ve always prided myself on my excellent score. I may not be good at handling my money, but the one thingContinue reading “Credit Cards and FICO Scores”

How Suze Orman Helped Me Understand My Finances

When I was younger, my first exposure to financial matters was not through my parents or even my family. It was Suze Orman. When I was commuting to college, I would normally spend whatever free Saturday nights I had at home with my mom watching her show on MSNBC. It was good stuff for somebodyContinue reading “How Suze Orman Helped Me Understand My Finances”