Owning Things for More Than Ten Years

I went for a drive with some friends this weekend. One of my friends kindly offered to drive us around to the places we wanted to visit. All in all, it was a very fun girls trip out in the summer. As we were driving home, my driver friend commented that she was going toContinue reading “Owning Things for More Than Ten Years”

Gratitude

It is November, and in the US, this is the month when we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Since I live in Japan, it’s easy for me to forget about this holiday because nobody has heard of it. Usually, after Halloween, it is straight to Christmas decorations. It makes me sad nobody knows about Thanksgiving or evenContinue reading “Gratitude”

US vs. Japan Life

In June, I went on vacation and went back to the US for a visit. I had the opportunity to go back home for ten days. My nephew was graduating high school and it was one of those milestones that the whole family celebrated. I wanted to witness him finishing high school surrounded by familyContinue reading “US vs. Japan Life”

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

I was talking to my mom and sister the other day through FaceTime. As we were chatting, my nephew came into view and suddenly said, “Mom, I need money to pay for my yearbook.” “Alright,” my sister replied. “When do you need it?” “Tomorrow.” She, naturally, flew into a rage. “I told you to tellContinue reading “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems”

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”

In the Beginning

I’m having a lot of trouble organizing my thoughts. I’ve got a lot of ideas for blog topics, but they seem to be all over the place. I’ve been keeping a running list to help with my goal of writing 100 posts, but it’s difficult to choose the most relevant one. I guess the bestContinue reading “In the Beginning”