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HCOL vs LCOL: The Financial Impact Pros & Cons

Looking for places to live can be a daunting task. We need to weigh the pros and cons of each place. How do you pick an area? Here are the pros and cons of living in a HCOL vs LCOL area.  HCOL is an acronym for “High Cost Of Living,” and LCOL stands for “Low Cost Of...

Living in Taiwan is Cheap; a Budget for Taiwan.

Living in Taiwan, has afforded my wife with great opportunities to save money. Living in Taipei can be quite more expensive than living in a smaller town. We do save a bit more money on transportation living in Taipei, but housing and food costs are a bit higher for...

Help! It is an Emergency

Oftentimes, shit happens. Excuse my language. I know mom and dad may be reading this or even my lovely wife, but we all know bad things happen. It doesn’t matter if you are a good person or not, bad things happen. To help when bad things happen, you need to plan for a...
HCOL vs LCOL: The Financial Impact Pros & Cons

HCOL vs LCOL: The Financial Impact Pros & Cons

Looking for places to live can be a daunting task. We need to weigh the pros and cons of each place. How do you pick an area? Here are the pros and cons of living in a HCOL vs LCOL area.  HCOL is an acronym for “High Cost Of Living,” and LCOL stands for “Low Cost Of...

Living in Taiwan is Cheap; a Budget for Taiwan.

Living in Taiwan is Cheap; a Budget for Taiwan.

Living in Taiwan, has afforded my wife with great opportunities to save money. Living in Taipei can be quite more expensive than living in a smaller town. We do save a bit more money on transportation living in Taipei, but housing and food costs are a bit higher for...

Help! It is an Emergency

Help! It is an Emergency

Oftentimes, shit happens. Excuse my language. I know mom and dad may be reading this or even my lovely wife, but we all know bad things happen. It doesn’t matter if you are a good person or not, bad things happen. To help when bad things happen, you need to plan for a...

Budgeting using the 50/30/20 Rule

Budgeting using the 50/30/20 Rule

Budgeting is quite difficult to some. Breaking down costs, needs, wants, and you need to save. Senator Elizabeth Warren helped popularize a budgeting rule called the 50/30/20 rule in her book, “All Your Worth: the Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan.” This thought about...

May 2020 Financial Update

May 2020 Financial Update

May 2020 Net Worth update: 68,935.87It is that time of the month, when you sit down and figure out the monthly expenditures, savings, and the increase in value of your portfolio.  Interesting enough, we have had a pretty good month for our finances. Our stimulus check...

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