Starting From Scratch

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 to my life in Hokkaido, Japan. I started that blog … Continue reading Starting From Scratch

In the Beginning, Part 2

I came to Japan in 2003 for the first time right after I finished college. It was meant to be my gap year. Funny how things turned out. In college, I double-majored in Political Science and Journalism with the intent of becoming a reporter in Washington, D.C. once I graduated. I thought that being a journalist  was the ideal job for me. (I was going … Continue reading In the Beginning, Part 2

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 best way to keep things clear is to start from the … Continue reading In the Beginning

Hey, Moron!

This post is all about the origin of this blog. I first heard the term “money moron” when I was listening to Farnoosh Torabi’s podcast, So Money. I think she was interviewing Scott Allan Turner, who was explaining the mistakes he’d made before he became smarter about his money–the time he was a money moron. I heard the term and I just fell in love … Continue reading Hey, Moron!