October 3, 2013
There are a lot of personal finance blogs out there, and many offer amazing tips and advice on how you can save money, invest properly, pay down student loan debt, retirement plan, etc., but I'm not going to lie, I'm rarely that type of personal...
September 24, 2013
Like most people, my cell phone has become an extension of myself. It goes everywhere with me, sleeps next to me, and shares the highs and lows of my day (especially when I...
September 16, 2013
When you're travelling for an extended period of time, you find yourself asking a few questions over and over. For me, they are:
How much does this REALLY cost? In other words, what does this equate to in my home currency?
September 9, 2013
The Internet – and the crowd-sourcing it supports – has turned booking travel into a DIY enterprise.
Shopping for a plane ticket? Click on Kayak.com or...
August 26, 2013
I used to be convinced the way to quickly spend a huge amount of money was travelling. But after the month I’ve just had, I’ve discovered another contender: having...
August 16, 2013
I hate cash. Absolutely loathe it. It's far too easy to lose, and to lose track of.
Back home, I swear by my cards, electronic transfers and Internet banking. I could easily...
August 15, 2013
My husband just got back from an incredibly eye opening three-week trip to India. He went with several other medical school students, and it was an amazing experience where they got to learn all about the medical community in India and...
August 14, 2013
Also known as "sin" taxes, excise taxes are instruments the government uses to skew consumer behavior away from damaging goods, and toward beneficial products. Alcohol, gas and tobacco products are some of the most heavily taxed goods out there....
August 6, 2013
I’m not quite sure when it happened, but it seems like all my friends are getting married. At the end of every weekend I can’t...
July 16, 2013
Back in March, we decided to use one of our vacation weeks for a staycation in July. There are benefits to staying...