The Project M: Mind & Money Blog

Finding the Zen in Weed Pulling

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

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?

[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

  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

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

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!

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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Budget, such a dirty word

“Who wants to budget anyway?” “Urgh, it’s so boring, and frankly, I don’t want to live my life that way, counting every penny.” “Budgets don’t work. So what if I know how much I spend on everything. It’s not going to change my financial situation.” These are the typical answers I hear when I ask…

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Is money in your 2014 new year resolution?

It’s that time of the year again when many people are making new year resolutions, dreams and goals that they envision for themselves. Just two days ago, I asked my 10 year old son what his new year resolutions would be for 2014. He said: “I don’t know. What’s the point, don’t most people make…

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Love In Generosity and Sustainability

This post was inspired by a conversation between a friend of mine and her college age daughter. My friend owns a rental property and one day, her daughter suggested that she should not collect rent from her tenant right now. It took my friend by surprise, and there is so much to unpack from this…

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