My 9 year old macbook

I recently purchase a macbook air. Prior to this, my personal laptop is a Macbook, circa 2007, running an OS X. I call her snow white and this post is about her. Snow white is my very first purchase from my first paycheck after college. I have a work laptop but decided to keep a personal one because I thought that it will help me keep my work life balance. I’ve never uses a Mac before but I wanted something totally different from a PC, both look and feel. I’ve had so many experiences with Snow White. She traveled with […]

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Pet Insurance: Is it worth it?

Recent events made me think of getting a pet insurance. I was pretty emotional at that time and I was regretting the fact that I canceled the health insurance that I got for my fur baby in the first place. Having a pet is pretty costly. I learned this the hard way when we got her. Funny thing is, the biggest expense is not her, but cost of vet visit and recently her emergency vet visit. After calming down a bit, I calculated the cost of health insurance this year (we still have 1 week to go as of today, […]

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An emergency vet visit

My puppy ate a chocolate covered raisin and it cost me $698 in emergency vet clinic. I have a little furry baby. I got her almost a year ago and so far she’s doing very well. Having a pet will definitely cost you some money, so make sure that you have the budget and the time to take care of it. Let me first to admit that I am not a dog person. Growing up, most dogs are stray dogs and they are everywhere without proper vaccinations. I was thought to stay away. My partner grew up with a dog, […]

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Pro and Con – Traveling for work

I used to travel a lot and I mean a LOT. Back in the days, there were months when I’m in the airport every Monday and go home every Thursday. I can recognize the voice of the pilot and the flight attendant remembers my drinks. I used to not mind it, after all, I don’t have any obligation at home, living in a cheap room at the time and started earning miles and hotel points that I used for my vacation. It went on for 5 years and then all of a sudden, I do mind it. Pros — I had […]

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Spring cleaning – why I will never hire someone to mow my lawn

Spring is upon us. Every door in our neighborhood have fliers on their door step —  you know asking you for your money in exchange to 20 minutes of  them in your yard, pushing a mower. Or maybe more, they might even trim your bushes and pull weeds in exchange for more money. I actually know a lot of people who hire someone to do this and are shock to know that I don’t. I mean c’mon Mr. Flores is so affordable and the value of your house will increase, etc, etc, etc. Well, I don’t think they can ever […]

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What would you do if you’re not scared

For the most part folks seek financial independence to have the freedom to choose what they want to do. Life is too short to actually spend most of you’re awaking hours on a cube doing something that doesnt’ make you happy. People that realize this are fortunate and for the most part have a choice – there’s a reason that financial independence do exist and you can read thousands of articles about it. These are ordinary people, work their way through life and prioritize what truly makes them happy. Last night, I thought of my former co-worker way back when […]

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The perfect wedding shoes for less than $30

Being comfortable on your wedding day should always be the top priority for the bride. This means everything that you wear should fit perfectly, including shoes. I’ve been searching for the wedding shoes right after I got my wedding dress. I have flat feet and I’ve been wearing minimalist shoes for the past 3 years. In addition to my flat feet, I also have a bunion. You can only imagine the difficulty I have finding the proper shoes. I will not compromise comfort, especially my feet. I’ve seen many situations where women complain that their feet hurts, can’t walk a […]

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