3 Things to focus on to stay sane and calm

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In the almost 3 weeks of Shelter-In-Place, we have gone from the initial shock to gradual acceptance. These are life changing moments, and it is important that we take the time to process. Now that we had the chance to take in and absorb what is happening in the world, I felt that it’s the…

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Giving GenX Women a Voice

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Are you a Gen Xer? If you were born between 1965 – 1980, then the answer is Yes, although according to some studies, only 41% of Gen Xers associate themselves with that label. Why is that and what are the implications? I started asking the questions recently. A forgotten generation, sandwiched between the baby boomers…

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Increase Your Money Confidence

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It is human nature that we tend to do the things we are good at. We feel good so we do more, and from repetition, we get even better at it. It becomes a cycle. The reverse is also true. Things we are not good at or not familiar with, we tend to procrastinate or…

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A Post-Divorce Checklist

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One of the hardest things in life is going through a divorce. It is emotionally crushing and financially draining. From a financial perspective, getting back on your own feet can be challenging and overwhelming, particularly for women. In many cases, it can also be a very lonely process as most women going through a divorce…

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How does your money psychology influence your career choices?

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Career choice plays a key part in determining the level of happiness we feel. From the time we enter high school, the looming thought of “what will I do when I grow up” hangs like an unshakeable cloud over our psyche. According to some research reports, a large percentage of working adults aren’t happy with their…

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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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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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