Monthly Archives: December 2014

How to Win Friends and Influence People Lesson I: Post Grad Edition

An Introduction: Have you heard of the famous book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie? It is a fabulous book jam packed with lessons. It divulges the secrets of understanding people and gaining influence. However, it’s somewhat hard to directly apply this advice to our post grad entry level jobs. Don’t you […]

Are you really saving money? – My Saved Savings Challenge for 2015

In 2014 I saved hundreds, maybe even over a thousand dollars. Yet strangely enough my bank account doesn’t reflect it. Where did it all go? Probably my random shopping sprees, or splurging on a new gadget, cocktails with friends. I earned it right? After all my hard work finding creative ways to “save” that money. […]

The Best Mirror is an Old Friend

I graduated high school in 2010. Since then, I have maybe seen 4 of my classmates. That’s one for every year since I accepted my diploma if you want to put it into perspective. It’s funny how sometimes as things change, they really do stay the same. I moved about 600 miles away from my […]

Yes Please and a Black Coffee: 8 Lessons Post Grads Can Learn from Amy Poehler

Yes Please – A simple phrase that can open doors and opportunities in life. Amy Poehler shares her experience from the middle. Here are my favorite quotes and takeaways from her book. (Which I highly recommend) They are lessons I hope I can apply to my daily life. “Saying “yes” doesn’t mean I don’t know […]

A Break Up Letter to my New Year Resolution

No matter how much I try to ignore the feeling, I can’t help but realize we are growing apart. I know you saw me put on five pounds after we agreed that I would lose ten. And remember that one time I was going to make my bed every single morning? You know how well […]

A Tale of Christmas Past : College Winter Break

Thinking back a year, it seems like just yesterday I was headed home from college to spend Christmas with the family. Of course then I didn’t fully appreciate how completely simple and joyful it was to be able to spend my time at home with them. There’s something wonderful about finishing that last final exam […]

The Latte Factor: A Money Reality Check

The Latte Factor is a metaphor for those unnecessary “little” expenditures that we waste our money on, without realizing how much they add up to.  I am extremely guilty of this! I’m not saying we don’t all deserve a reward now and again (I love a latte as much as the next person) but what […]