Is a houseboat on the Seine a good investment?

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During our vacation to Paris last month, I decided to stay on a houseboat on the Seine. “How did you get the idea?”, I was asked this question many times. Well, I have a friend in Paris who lives on a houseboat. I had been to her boat before, and always thought it was such…

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Why do the things today when you can wait til tomorrow?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was a good kid! My mom used to brag about the fact that she never needed to harass me about “do your homework first before going out to play”. Somehow, I just knew the “right thing” to do. Somewhere along the way as I grew up, I lost it! I became a procrastinator, a…

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Finding the Zen in Weed Pulling

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I’ve let it go…. for the last 10 months… Yes, I’ve been ignoring it, thinking “it will be fixed”. Honestly, I even enjoy the aftermath in a self-justifying twisted way. I’m talking about my gardens, front and back! Ever since we moved back to the U.S., I’ve been totally ignoring them. Why? Because we want…

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Newly married couples: How well they can manage their money

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contributed by personal finance writer & blogger Amy Nickson   Money problems are one of the most popular reasons of divorces taking place in our society. According to the survey, money topics always cause a clash between couples. An increasing number of couples, whether unmarried, married or cohabiting, end up having an occasional tiff about their…

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What Does Currency Exchange Have To Do with a 15-Yr Old?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My 15-year old daughter surprised me the other day with a conversation about the currency exchange rate and its impact on her life events. Here’s the scoop: She’s a mermaid! Yes, you heard me right. That’s what she said. One of her dreams is to swim in the ocean like a mermaid, with a fancy…

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The birth of Project M Vision Board

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  Recently I gave birth to a vision board unexpectedly, and I’m happy to report that the labor was very smooth, almost felt natural. A few weeks ago, I was invited to a vision board creation session. I went thinking I was going to make a vision board for myself since I haven’t done one…

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LESSON FROM THE SLOPES

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During our Christmas holidays, we spent a week in the French Alps skiing. We are a ski family and I have been skiing for the last 20 years, on and off. I learned to ski from my husband, who is a good skier. He was patient enough to teach me and stayed with me on…

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The Illusion of Savings

So I just finished a 10-day Mediterranean cruise with my family. A great time was had by all, and along the way, I’ve observed and learned a couple of things about human behaviours, including my own. The biggest myth about vacationing on a cruise is that it’s “all inclusive”. That’s how they are being advertised.…

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What’s my problem

What's my problem

I have been reading a book titled “Think Like A Freak” by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner, and something they said in the book has been twirling in my head: “Easy problems evaporate; it is the hard ones that linger.” So, why did this particular quote caught my attention? Who knows! But, the effect…

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It’s time to break free from the taboo!

Time to break free from the taboo

I just had an epiphany! (and thank goodness I immediately dashed over to my laptop and started writing because my maturing brain is running on a rather sluggish CPU these days. BTW, I’m in the market for an upgrade if anyone knows good source). Anyway, for the last few months, I’ve been working hard to start my new…

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