8 Tips To Becoming Smart About Money (and Personal Finance)

8 Tips To Becoming Smart About Money (and Personal Finance)

Schools mold us to become model employees. Sooner do we start our careers as working professionals do we realize we have no clue how to manage our hard-earned money. Personal finance was never taught in schools. And perhaps our parents were never great role models for good money management. The task of learning about personal finance is left up to us.     This is a guide to nudge those who are willing to learn. It is a kick-starter to a journey of self-learning to how to manage money. Did you…

5 Things I Like – Issue # 3

5 Things I Like – Issue # 3

I feel like this week’s TIL theme could be called “The Writer.” Somehow I collected things that are about the craft of writing, artistic tools, and everything in between.         1. Book: “Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story” by Ursula K. Le Guin   This recommendation is for the budding writers. There are few writers I admire, Ursula K. Le Guin holds a special place in my mantel of writers I love. When I discovered the “A Wizard of Earthsea” series,…

The Power of Slowing Down (A Mindfulness Practice)

The Power of Slowing Down (A Mindfulness Practice)

New York City is a metropolis filled with tall skyscrapers, home to wealthy elites, major finance corporations, and technology startups. One word describes this city: “fast.” Every day there is a sense of rush in the air. The energy moves quickly. This same energy can be felt in most major large cities similar to New York. On the other end of the spectrum, I can compare growing up in a quaint farm of my childhood. On the outskirts of the Pacific Ocean in Southeast Asia, I lived in a village…

8 Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Home and Life

8 Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Home and Life

Our home is a reflection of our inner subconsciousness and aspirations. The home is viewed as a single functional unit where all rooms of the house work together in Feng Shui.  Much like our physical bodies which have separate parts, the rooms in our homes are like the organs in our body, inter-connected and interdependent but working together.   Feng shui is the art of establishing harmony in our home by promoting a better flow of chi. We can think of chi as similar to the flow of blood in our…

5 Things I Like – Issue # 2

5 Things I Like – Issue # 2

I am happy it is spring time. It is now a warm 65º degree weather here in New York City. This issue of the “5 Things I Like” is a happy hello to springtime!         1. Book: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir  written by Haruki Murakami The art of writing fiction is far from what I do as a day job (I work in Ed-Tech). I find solace in reading about the focus, dedication, and sheer hard work that writers must have in…