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
The problem when you live in Japan is that everything is in Japanese, especially for those of us who live in areas that are not as connected globally. You do have to rely on the local language most of the time--so if you choose to take classes, most of it will be in Japanese. Enter … Continue reading Coursera, EdX, and MOOCs
I am still reeling from the shock of it all. Two years of work. Gone. It's my fault, really. I am the first to admit it. In a fit of spite, I undid all the work that I had painstakingly and lovingly built from the ground up. I run another blog, which is dedicated solely … Continue reading Starting From Scratch
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?
I'm on a two-week break from teaching. Hooray! I've debated whether I should take some time off from blogging, but really, what's the point? I need to keep writing, or my skills will atrophy. At least, that's what I delude myself into believing. In all honesty, though, I just want to keep it up because … Continue reading Summer
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