We found our (my?) dreamhouse this weekend. We went to go look at it, decided we could both live in it, figured that it was a good investment, crunched the numbers, and then had to let it go. It would be doable but just too tight. I looked online today and saw it was sold. … Continue reading The (un)successful house bid
I figure that I pissed everyone off last week with my hating on the “your money or your life” book. If it makes you feel any better, I told my husband and my best friend to read it. It also prompted me to ask my husband when he wanted to retire. He said before 50. … Continue reading To fashion (or not to fashion)?
I’m going to write something a bit critical, having just finished reading “your money or your life” and “a year of less.” It’s not critical from the perspective of the idea of the books or even the 9 steps or the wicked ability to transform oneself that the authors talk about. I think there is … Continue reading Your Money or Your Life
So remember when I told you before that we are looking up and down the Greater Anglia line in search of the perfect abode? This morning, we are going to travel to the picturesque town of Dedham in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty (yes the British do declare parts of the Island particularly outstanding) … Continue reading Upgrading and downsizing at the same time?
We’re on a “workcation” and part of that stay involved going to the Arabah/Aravah desert. The desert has this wonderful way of entertaining you with its harshness. We were lucky that on day two of our stay, we managed to see both a sand storm and a rain storm in an area that gets less … Continue reading Vacation location extreme
So the last few weeks, I have been in said semi-undisclosed country for work and now, I am back in the U.K. Funny thing that happened, I forgot my PIN number for my debit card in said country, so I wasn’t able to take out any cash other than on my UK credit card, which … Continue reading Can not using cash mean smarter savings?
One of the things that I find particularly difficult about financial advice in the blogosphere is that most of it relates to people that live in one particular country and don’t move across countries. For example, some common advice is to max out on your 401K (or something equivalent) and take advantage of your employer’s … Continue reading Retirement planning when you’re global