My Mother Was a Mail-Order Bride
People often ask me how I came to the United States. Sometimes they give me an unpleasant smirk, wink at Beaker, my American husband, and say nothing but imply a lot. Sometimes they go as far as measure me up and down, and blatantly ask me if I was a mail-order bride. In response, I… (54 comments)

In Your Personal Finance Goals, Don’t Forget About Fun
The reward centers of your brain are insatiable. Those little serotonin and dopamine receptors (and whatever else…I’m not a scientist) need frequent stimulation in order to make you feel happy and fulfilled. People experience this stimulation through, among other things, novelty. It’s why we like to go new places, meet new people, and try new… (2 comments)

It sounds like an impossible counsel of advice, doesn’t it – surely divorce always becomes a painful experience. I remember only too painfully, in fact, the time when my ex-wife and I realised that it was no longer working and that we needed to agree on a divorce. What a torrent of emotions! I think…

Reason. Yes, you gain reason. You simply stop thinking that you can get a lot of stuff for free. You stop asking to pay $15 for a five star service. You stop insulting people who ask you to pay for their service and deliver ten times more. Understanding. You stop caring about the price that… (31 comments)

I was sick most of last week. Being sick meant that I was not inspired to write anything. Not a single word. Last weekend I was hoping to feel a little better, but it did not happen either. I almost gave up on writing a post but then I remembered. It is December. I wondered… (3 comments)