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It’s open season again. Every year around this time I get questions from people about whether they should sign up for a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and save in a Health Savings Account (HSA). Like almost all personal finance questions, the answer to it is, “It...read more
My financial culture shock hasn’t stopped hitting almost two months since I moved back home. The latest one is about pricing. Last night after an unsuccessful attempt to get into a restaurant, we headed to Domino’s to take a pizza home. Even though it’s an American...read more
Worrying is something we can’t avoid completely in our globetrotting lifestyle. Even though we voluntarily take up the challenges associated with living abroad, we don’t always embrace them with positive attitudes. I think worrying is simply a natural...read more
What are your financial habits? During the last few years of marriage and transferring from one country to the next, I developed a few habits of my own that you might be able to relate to: #1: Think long and hard before purchasing what is not immediately consumed....read more
Four weeks, 6,518 miles of air travel and 5,312 miles of cross-country excursion later, we are back “home” – or at least close to where we will be for the next 11 months. During our travels, I saw this exhibition in the California Trail Interpretive Center that echoed...read more
This past month I did something I had never done before- take a long vacation with no pre-planned destinations. On the day of the out-bound flight, all we had was a one-way ticket, rental car reservation, and the place to stay on the first night. As a Type A person,...read more