I started blogging in 2008. Here’s my journey.

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Is celibacy the answer?

October 23, 2016

Note to readers: Last week I wrote a letter to my inner child. This week, she writes back and recommends celibacy. Hmmm.   Dear Betty, Thank you for the letter […]

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The price of freedom: My $9k dream vacation

June 22, 2015

Running away from home for a 10-day painting vacation in France came with a price — $9,079.80, to be exact. But it’s what I wanted to do. I had a […]

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How to budget a Miami vacation & not feel like a loser

April 18, 2015

My daughter and I recently discovered Miami and can’t wait to go back. This crazy, seaside metropolis delivered excellent surf, shopping and dining on a budget. The trip left us […]

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New study on Asian Americans & their $ issues: Making America Work

February 27, 2015

What are the economic realities of being Asian American? For the many answers to that question, a new report was released today. It’s filled with interesting details, including comparison numbers […]

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Photos: How to visit California on a budget

October 27, 2014

Now I know why my friends who move to California never come back. The sights, the scenes, the food! Of course, the Golden State is also quite expensive. But good […]

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Vegan dessert porn: 7 desserts made with my daughter at ICE

August 4, 2014

If you think “vegan” and “food porn” are incompatible concepts, these photos will change your mind. The pictures are from a vegan dessert baking workshop that I took with my […]

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Letting go of the kid so that we can both grow up

May 13, 2013

How did this all happen so fast? My daughter Gabi has only a few days left of high school. Then we’re into prom season, summer goodbyes and then…packing my only […]

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