“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t” -Jerry Rice This is my journey with personal finance and a personal perspective of two geographic areas. The place where I grew up in and my destination. Personal goals, my whys, my mini experiments. Hope you enjoy!
I didn’t even post a blog last month. Everyone in the world knows by now, that March 2020 was a whirlwind of a month for some countries, including the US. By the second week of March I was already thinking about a work from home schedule for my team due to the increasing cases of
As I take a look back over the past month, there’s a lot to reflect on. Older generations crossing that rainbow bridge. An acquaintance, close in age, succumbing to his battle with cancer. The frequent reminder that life is too short. Spend time with those close to you and/or who mean something to you. There
If you haven’t guessed by now I’m an IT professional in Silicon Valley. Hence, the name of the site. “Being in tech” can usually equate to some sort of new technology, a consumer or enterprise product, or some sort of service. Obviously not everything “tech” falls into those categories but for the sake of this
Since we’re nearing towards the end of 2019. It’s time for some reflection and planning. What I usually use to help remember is my planner. I’ve personally used the passion planner for the last 3 or 4 years. I even tried the full size one once, but shortly switched back to the small typical planner
Yes, a play on the name of the fictional character from the 80s cartoon. Why, because of the luring tactics that credit card companies use to get us – hook, line, and sinker. I know I’m not the only one that gets caught by this because I’ve heard others that sign up just to get
I know I was M.I.A but hey I’ve been busy living outside the spreadsheet and it gets busy. Heck, I even wrote this blog post last week but have been traveling both for work and for pleasure. I completely forgot to post it. Anyway, busy, outside the spreadsheet and maybe even a little of the
So I’ve just wrapped up a mini experiment week from working remotely in Hawaii. Let me be clear, it wasn’t a vacation, or a typical weekend getaway. The experiment was to work and live remotely. The goal was to go through my regular routine during my regular hours. Although I was in a different timezone,
Random picture from Hawaii. It’s not my place. How long have you been tracking your finances? Before sites like mint, personal capital, and ynab came out, I actually made my own private web application to track my finances. That was 10 years ago. Don’t get it twisted, it didn’t nearly have as many bells and
The next 3 months. Here’s what’s on my agenda for the next three months. You’re probably wondering why I’m writing about this and I’ll tell you. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. -Benjamin Franklin Hawaii In a little over a week is my daughter’s 21st birthday. We’ll be celebrating
Post High School to Happy place After High School one of my best friends got a scholarship to go play baseball for one of the colleges on Oahu. After his first year of school there, he was back home for summer break. He said he loved it out there and was never moving back home.