As much as I aspire to be, I am not a personal finance guru. However, I do enjoy giving unsolicited advice (who doesn’t?). In this post, you will read about how I categorize each income/expense in our joint monthly budget, but not the numbers in each item. A few years ago when I got confused by Mint and grew tired of spreadsheets, a good friend … Continue reading The Only Budget App You Need
Last Saturday, Chef B and I went on a spontaneous date to the historic Charlottesville downtown mall. Despite living hardly two miles away, we have always driven (sorry, environment). This time, we ventured out on foot and flew back on the Bird Scooters, which were just released earlier this year in Charlottesville. Along the brick pedestrian street, we visited a few eclectic boutiques, touched everything … Continue reading A Date & An Outfit On Bird Scooters
Last week, someone I regard as family passed away. I ditched my Pure Barre challenge, took a week off work and flew across the country to be with the family. On my flight over, I kept thinking about what to say to the family, but failed to find any words. I picked out two books for the family, but felt reluctant giving the books to them … Continue reading On Grief
Two truths and a lie, I remember playing this cringe-worthy ice breaker game many a time before a class, a meeting or a gathering. Today I discovered something that blew my mind… First of all, how to Play Two Truths and a Lie? Usually, each person in the group will introduce themselves by stating two truths and one lie. The topics usually range from hobbies, … Continue reading Two Truths and a Lie
It’s been nine months since we moved from our beloved Twin City Winston-Salem to become Charlottesville townies. Aside from its rich history and culinary scene, there is a fitness craze in C’ville that is hard to neglect. There seems to be so many fit and stylish people every corner I turn. Since I can’t chase them away, I took the quest to make myself a … Continue reading Ten+ Hacks for The Frugal Fitness Junkies
This past weekend my girlfriends from college and I rented this cozy cabin in McGaheysville, Virginia by the Shenandoah National Park. Eight of us occupied this gorgeous mountain home complete with an outdoor hot tub. It has been while since the last time this many of us are under the same roof for a much-needed mini reunion. We spent most of our waking hours eating … Continue reading Six Things To Consider When Planning A Cabin Gate-away
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. – Ralph Waldo Emerson When I started my first job out of grad school, feeling reluctant to subscribe to a Financial Advisor (anyone can claim to be one it turns out), I went through a rigorous phrase of learning about anything I can about managing money. After all, knowledge is power. Coming up with creative … Continue reading What to Read/Listen/Act on Personal Finance?