Category finance

What can we learn about thinking big from Daniel Ally?

On 20191114,  while I was cooking our lunch, I listened to a Ted talk by Daniel Ally. Some lessons to be successful can be summarized as BIG TIME: B is for books. Leaders are readers. Successful people leave ‘clues’ in the books they wrote or that have been written about them. On average, people may […]

What is our list of groceries in 2019 Q3?

Before I quit my job, I have strived to buy more food in its most natural forms. Now, with no demands from my clients and bosses, I could spend more time on preparing food for my beloved Little Prince, Little Princess and myself. On 20190905, my Mama went to a market that she used to […]

What are questions to ask when opening a new bank account?

After having accounts with banks in several countries with different rules and regulations, I experienced surprise charges etc, hence it is a good idea to have a check list of questions to ask at least 2 bank staff [1].   Is there any charge for opening an account? If yes, how much? Is there any […]

What have we learned from living with others?

Since I was 14 years old, I have lived away from my family due to a riot that changed our lives forever. In order to survive and pursue a better future, my parents sent me overseas to study two new languages (and new ways of thinkings). In the process, I became more independent and ambitious. […]

How to protect ourselves from online fraud?

While most people are trustworthy, not everyone is trustworthy. When it comes to our finances we can never be too careful, especially if we are responsible for caring three generations of people who depend on us (our parents and children). On 20180208, a friend from USA was sharing about his colleague who had to spend […]

What are the future of our education?

We live in a world of change, not rapid but accelerating change. As a mother of little children, I often ponder on and attempt to predict on the future of our education, including the increasingly expensive tertiary education. In a series of attempts to financially and quantitatively rescue Paul Quinn College, textbooks have been substituted […]

What can we learn from Sisters?

During our first trip to Scotland, I bought a novel entitled Sisters written by Danielle Steele for either 2 or 3 pounds from a charity shop. It was a bargain, but my father spent some efforts to carry our stuff (including the novel) especially in our dwelling in London [1]. In summer 2017, after my […]