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 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
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?
We LOVE breakfast here at the Little Winston Kitchen (LWK). Getting out of bed used to be a daily struggle, throughout my entire education. However, I started to develop the habit to prepare breakfast the night before, which was a complete game changer. I grew up relying on 6’o clock human alarm clock aka my lovely mother. I stuffed my face with steamed pork & … Continue reading Breakfast Rambling