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
Today is Thursday, November 28, 2019 in Japan. In the US, it is celebrated as Thanksgiving. In that spirit, I wanted to write about things that I'm grateful for. I've written before how gratitude is my superpower. But I wanted to re-visit it today. It only seems fitting. So here are five things that … Continue reading Five Things I’m Grateful For This Thanksgiving
So I just hung up the phone with my nephew. Or more like: I just switched off Facetime with Baby Boy. Baby Boy is in college, in his second year of the University of Connecticut's Business Program. He texted me this weekend, out of the blue, exclaiming that Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad was … Continue reading Rushing the Process
Hubby is going through a crisis right now. He's thinking about quitting his job, mostly because there are things that he just can't deal with at his workplace. Unfortunately, the bulk of the comforting and the encouragement falls onto me. Frankly, it's a little draining sometimes. Though I'm usually very supportive, I'm a little tired … Continue reading Hanging On
Okay, I'll admit, I don't have life or disability insurance. Somehow, I seem to be okay with it. I know, however, that as an adult, it's one of those things that I need to take care of. The thing is, my husband and I have no children. I am also not the main breadwinner in … Continue reading Do I Really Need Life Insurance?
This number seems so ominous. So close to forty, but not. Actually, that's how old I am right now. Wait a minute--that does look really bad, now that I am staring that number in bold black print. Maybe I should just forget about this post... But I need to reel myself in and focus on … Continue reading 39
I've debated many times whether I really want to be completely open about our finances and reveal everything. I am all for accountability, but I also don't want to divulge too much of our financial situation. But at this point, it feels like I need to be held accountable for my dreams. I've been doing … Continue reading Our Numbers