The road to FI can seem interminable at the start… but I am finally starting to see the curve change.
Sometimes the world just seems to spin too fast, so quickly that you just want to crawl to the nearest tree (or bookshelf, for us urban sloth wannabes) and hold on until things just slooooow the hell down. Continue reading I Want To Be a Sloth: Slow and Simple Living
One of the questions I get most often from people outside of Japan is ‘how can you afford to live in such an expensive country?!’ Continue reading What Does It Cost to Live in Tokyo?
After a long day of battling Japanese bureaucrats, getting squeezed to death on the train and been asked for the millionth time ‘do you know how to use chopsticks?’, a girl needs some industrial strength relaxers.
Like re-reading Anne of Green Gables. Continue reading Be Like Anne Shirley: Open Heart But Core of Steel
Well, thank you U.S. stockmarket for not being very cooperative these days. The returns on my index funds have been really low, so the only real growth here has been from deposits. But, if we want to look on the bright side, the low markets mean I am getting my index fund shares at FIRE (haha) sale prices. May, June and July are shaping up … Continue reading July 2018 FIRE Update
Have you heard of the quip ‘it’s not paranoia if they’re out to get you’?
Well, if that is the case then perhaps ‘it isn’t impostor syndrome if it’s true’ might ring a bell.
In either case, the most important question is: how can you tell? Continue reading Is It Impostor Syndrome or Am I Just Fooling Myself?
I consider myself frugal as hell, but even with my invest-every-yen-dammit mentality, there are still a few ‘frivolous’ things where I will drop serious cash. Continue reading Fancy Things I Spend Money On (and Why I’m Not Giving Them Up)