How much should we teach our children about money?

Hi everyone. today- a subject I have been thinking quite a lot about. well -for years actually. I have 3 kids- and I am not sure I did a good enough job with them on the financial subject. when my 2 grown-ups were little, I didn’t let them in on every financial contemplation I had- […]

Preparing for early retirement: last month at work

So,  early retirement is getting closer and closer. If nothing changes- my due date is at the end of this (short) month- February 28. Being a walking irony that I am, the minute I wrote a mail to everyone at work announcing my retirement and inviting them to a modest toast on the 28th, someone […]

Do you ever stop caring what your parents thinks of you? (heavy personal issues here- beware!)

A  week ago I drove almost 2 hours (each way)  in early morning hours, to visit my mother. My mother and I have an “interesting relationship”.. I think many women have an “interesting relationship” with their mothers. I am not a psychologist but I know this relationship is a naturally complex one, and research proves […]

Analyzing my everyday expenses: reflecting on 2018- part 2

Aspiring towards early retirement , for me, meant adjusting to a different life style- and a  different spending regime- but- and this is the important point I am emphasizing- the change needed to be permanent- not “only until I reach early retirement- and then- the sky’s the limit “. And why is that, pray tell? […]

10 hour layover in Amsterdam: how to change your point of view and have a great time!(and happy balanced new year!!)

As I grow (older and )wiser, I realise that there is so much truth in the simple & common phrase:”your perspective shall determine your experience”. Every incident I bump into – or bumps into me- I breathe, contemplate its consequences, and try to look at it in a positive way. What I learned over the […]

Reflecting on my 2018 expenses

The end of the year is in my opinion a great time to look back at your expenses and learn a thing or two (or three?) about your spendings. *This is a part of a bigger picture– of course- reflecting on everything you accomplished in the past year- for better or for worse. the thing […]

How to “travelight” :a month in Guatemala with only a standard carry-on duffel bag??

Yes! finally! a post on how to minimise and frugalise your next long trip abroad! After spending a month in Guatemala voluntouring, I feel like a total pro on the subject of light traveling- or travelighting”. *I am sure many have other- perhaps more exciting tips- I promise to put my ego aside for a […]

Vegan and frugal in Guatemala-my month in antigua (and a side note on traveling alone).נ

As I already told you, I volunteered for a month with NDG -in antigua, guatemala. here is a link to my previous post – Volunteering with Ninos De Guatemala -the whole truth.  During my stay, I was provided with 3 meals a day at my homestay, except on sundays, so basically I needed to provide for […]

Volunteering with Ninos De Guatemala -the whole truth.

I am a skeptic. I do not take anything anyone tells me for granted, I always check- and double check every fact. When I decided to travel to Guatemala and volunteer with NDG -Ninos De Guatemala- I was skeptic too- and after spending almost a month in Antigua-Guatemala- volunteering and touring (AKA voluntouring), I can […]

“Failure is not an option!”- really???

I grew up thinking only lame and unsuccessful people fail. or If you don’t fit into one of those categories- than you must have not tried hard enough. Every failure was questioned, almost shamed, explanatins were in order and the overall message was- please don’t do that any more. For years I thought this is […]