Youth

Out of the mouths of babes…. The other day, I was talking to my nephew, who had just finished his first year of college. We were just talking about his experiences so far, whether he liked being in school, his friends, and his future. As we talked about his future plans, all of a suddenContinue reading “Youth”

Wantrepreneur

A wantrepreneur is someone who wants to become an entrepreneur but is not really doing the work to become one. Basically, they’re all talk with nothing to show for it. That’s me to a t. Somehow, the desire is still there to become an entrepreneur/business owner. The flame is alive and it’s still burning. However,Continue reading “Wantrepreneur”

Working While on Vacation

So I am in Tokyo Haneda Airport right now. I am on vacation–finally! Hooray! I’ve been looking forward to this trip so much because I can finally let loose and let my hair down, so to speak. However, a part of me can’t really do that, because I’ve learned my lesson from the last timeContinue reading “Working While on Vacation”

Comfort Zones

When you leave your comfort zone, you take a risk. This is how you grow. Unfortunately, many people, myself included, know how hard it is to go beyond patterns of safety and familiarity. There is a lot of pain and fear involved when you leave the sanctuary of ease. With the familiar, you know exactlyContinue reading “Comfort Zones”

The Power of Schedules

The school year has started, which means that I’m working more consistently again. I am back to getting up early to get ready for work. I am taking the train into the city and thinking about my students and the million things that needs to get done to get my kids speaking English. Even withContinue reading “The Power of Schedules”

Passion Project

Return on investment. Savings rate. Annual inflation rate. Multiple streams of income. All these terms are running through my mind right now and I’m trying my best to understand and internalize all of them. I think I’ve gotten the grasp on a lot of financial terms and how they can conceptually relate to me andContinue reading “Passion Project”

Personal Finance: Personal Growth Through Finance

When I was younger, I truly believed that rich people were bad people. I thought that people with a lot of money were always corrupt and used their money to do more harm than good. Because of that, I was determined to grow up and become a poor do-gooder. My income wouldn’t matter. As longContinue reading “Personal Finance: Personal Growth Through Finance”