Have you heard of Chau Smith? She’s a 70 –year-old woman who ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. There’s no typo there! This woman is extraordinary. To top it off, she works a day job operating a dry cleaning and alterations business. You can read more about her here.
This time of year is all about the holidays. There’s no shortage of articles on how to save money on gift shopping and the best gifts to buy every person you know. But since it’s Thanksgiving and in the spirit of frugal living, I wanted to write about something else: gratitude. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about, right?
Can you believe it? It’s Thanksgiving’s half birthday! That’s right, Thanksgiving is only six months away. Each November, I love taking the time to review the past year and reflect on everything I’m thankful for.
If you think you have a firm handle on your emotions and thought patterns when it comes to personal finance, here’s a book that will make you think again. A few years ago, I had the eye-opening experience of reading Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them by Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich.
Earlier this week I posted on whether or not to join a gym and nine alternatives. If getting into shape is one of your goals this year, I’m excited for you. I want to do to same too! But first, I want to share with you my uncle’s inspirational story of getting into shape.
Happy New Year! Although we're only three days into the new year, I hope your 2017 is off to a great start. I have so much planned for the blog this year. I can't wait to get started. First up is this post, which is on a question many of us ask ourselves as we start a new year with new resolutions.
Do you love the Nutcracker? The San Francisco Ballet is performing it again this holiday season and I can’t wait to see it! It’s been a treat to see ever since I was a child. Living in San Francisco, I’m fortunate to be able to see the San Francisco Ballet (SFB) whenever the company has a performance and my schedule permits. You might wonder how this is possible given that tickets to the ballet can cost a pretty penny.
As we get closer to the end of the year, I’ve been spending more time deciding on my 2017 New Year’s resolutions. I’m exciting for the new year. It’s a chance to keep up the good habits and activities I’ve started this year. It’s also a chance to start over on the things I haven’t been so successful at. Darn those difficult-to-learn photography skills!
With Thanksgiving passed and December only a few days away, the end of the year is fast approaching. With that comes reflection on the past year and excitement for what’s in store for 2017. According to Statistic Brain, 68% of Americans usually or infrequently make New Year’s resolutions. Only 8% are successful at achieving their resolution, while 49% infrequently meet them. That’s a lot of unmet goals!
“Money can’t buy happiness” or so we’ve been told. In fact, according to Elizabeth Dunn & Michael Norton, authors of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending, money can buy happiness if spent in the right ways. Here are five principles they recommend following in order to spend money and improve your happiness.
Earlier I posted about learning how to start cooking. Now I want to follow-up with another cooking-related post sharing my experience using a meal kit delivery service and helping you decide if it’s right for you. Meal kit delivery is a booming business right now.
Have you ever looked a picture of a delicious edible and wanted to make it, only to give up after reading its ingredient list? Or shown up to a potluck with some store-bought chips and dip, only to wish you could have brought the handmade entree sitting spotlight on the communal table? I used to be that person who gave up on recipes and brought sides to potlucks but not anymore.