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Finance professional / CPA on a break from corporate life. I write about wealth, well-being & blogging. A weekly-ish newsletter https://bit.ly/3oake9U

When inspiration strikes but you’re not ready

Do you ever find that creativity strikes all at once? Maybe it’s when you’re browsing through Pinterest, taking a walk, or even just putting away the dishes. A series of ideas rush to you, and you don’t know what to do with it!

For me, ideas and inspiration strike at the most inconvenient times. But then, when I sit down to actually come up with ideas, my brain responds with radio silence. It seems to have forgotten those brilliant ideas, or it comes up with ideas that are just not as good.

One of the most interesting things about creativity…


A primer for beginner investors

If you’re a new investor, with a small amount of money to start investing, it can be overwhelming to just think about all the investment options!

ETFs are a popular solution for this conundrum and can provide a great(and cheap) way for beginner investors, and investors who don’t have a lot of time to invest in the stock market.

What is an ETF?

An ETF or Exchange Traded Fund is a collection (or basket) of stocks, that is traded on the stock exchange. ETFs trade the same way as regular stocks.

The ETF might track (or replicate the returns of) an index, a commodity…


Not just because everyone else is doing it

Cryptocurrency has become the focus in the investing world and business media recently. And it can be easy to feel left out if you have not invested in this seemingly trendy investment.

Although cryptocurrency has been around for a few years now, it has recently become more mainstream due to greater interest and speculation from investors and companies as they adopt cryptocurrency.

We’ve seen companies like Tesla and Square hold bitcoin instead of cash on their balance sheet. Online payment company PayPal is allowing customers to checkout using Bitcoin. …


A form of accountability and building a habit

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Here goes.

I’ve been on Medium for about a year now, writing on and off.

I have thought about writing on Medium more than I have actually written on Medium.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about not publishing on Medium. There’s no point in saying you do something without giving it your all. But I cannot shake off a feeling that this, right here, is a perfect place for some of the pieces I want to write.

Part of me knows that it’s okay to quit when things are not working. But another part of me contends that I cannot honestly…


Beyond the #1 rule — Don’t panic!

The stock market has been a little bit of a roller coaster lately. After a record 2020, despite the pandemic, many of us entered 2021 with a euphoric feeling of riding the market high. Because if 2020 showed us that the stock market can reach crazy highs in the midst of a pandemic, then it must mean that it can also weather ANY storm that comes its way.

2020 was a record year for the number of retail investors. According to the NASDAQ, retail investors now account for 1/5th of all of the…


How to avoid the trap of the endless scroll

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In a world with multiple social media platforms, it can be difficult to stay focused and built your own voice among the masses. If you are passionate about creating, and potentially monetizing those passions, here are some ideas that may be helpful to avoid the trap of the endless scroll!

If you’re a content creator, blogger, writer, or anyone who publishes content on the internet, chances are that you also consume a ton of content.

When I sit down with my phone, I definitely waste way more time on social media than I’d like to admit. Of course, that is…


What happens when you trade your career for self-discovery

At the ripe age of 28, I quit my job.

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Before that, I was a privileged 28-year-old with a CPA designation and a decent paying job as a finance manager in real estate.

That used to be my identity. Of course, I had the quarter-life crisis that every millennial seems to have.

That crisis started at 23 but it never left me. I was convinced that just like everyone else, my quarter-life crisis would disappear soon.

2018 had been a tough year for me. Despite a lot of personal milestones and celebrations that year (My husband and I got married…


Your Sunday Routine can be the key to a calm and productive week. It can allow you to feel relaxed, and ready!

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Sunday Scaries, Sunday Blues, whatever you call them, are a real thing! I used to absolutely HATE Sundays, especially, when I worked in an office!

Why?

It mostly had to do with my job and the environment. Every week, I dreaded Mondays the most. Waking up to go into the office, making small talk, rushing to get things done, especially those tasks that I didn’t think added any value.

So I found small ways that made it all bearable. I tried to create a structure for the week, and even on the weekends.

I started to notice, that I enjoyed…


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Money is integral to our daily lives, so having a healthy money mindset is just as important as taking care of our health!

Your money mindset is your beliefs and attitudes about money. That means it will be different for everyone. Your priorities to save, spend, and invest, as well as your financial goals will be different than everyone else.

But having a healthy money mindset is important at any stage of wealth and life. You don’t need to wait till new years, or your birthday, or that promotion to start becoming better with your money.

It is tempting to…


Financial self-care is an active process of being in touch with your finances and creating a healthier relationship with money. Financial Wellness can be the key to making your money dreams come true.

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Honestly, I love talking about money. But it wasn’t always this way.

As an accountant / financial analyst, my day job involved talking about money to my bosses, to banks, and lenders. But the numbers at work were large and abstract in so many ways.

When it came to personal money matters, I just avoided it. …

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