day 1567 – cashing it

it’s that time of the month when i have to do my finances and bookkeeping. counting money is included in my responsibility and it’s something i do often. holding onto a stack of bill like such is quite the feeling but like any banker, it’s only for feel. i’m all ready to be in the numbers game and learning about strategizing my funds and investments that will be the pivotal point

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day 1565 – presentation centre 

sales centre hopping has me drooling over cool models and showroom space. i need to start being proactive with my search as i continue to build on self investment and gain value in life. it’s about time to get serious again about the phenomenon of investment and building my the asset checklist i’ve urned. i have no doubt that one day, a piece of that will be mine. it’s a good feeling i’m inching closer to the ambitious goal i once made a commitment to. knowing where i’m going is a good feeling to have and it’s a main reason why i work as hard as i do

day 718 – long overdue paychecks

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i am very happy to finally receive my long overdue paychecks dating back to january – yes, you got that right. really needed this money because i broke my bank lately and cash flow is as low as it has ever been. i guess the delay is partially my fault that i have been so busy and couldn’t clear the account when the spreadsheet of the breakdowns were given to me

resolution series: [thirteen] independence

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at times like this when my parents are travelling around the world, i realize how much they have to do on a daily basis. even the most basic things like cooking meals, doing laundry, washing dishes, turning off lights, and taking out garbage. they take care of majority of all that, making mine and my brother’s life less stressful. though none of that those duties are difficult, they are very time consuming. the act of preparing, cooking and then washing the dishes is a tedious process and before i know it, an hour as passed by. as i grow older, i come to understand how precious they are and how dependent i have become. this is definitely the time to learn how to be more independent so to relieve my parents of their burden. slowly getting better at it, and good knowing that i won’t starve to death or run out of clean clothes to wear while they are away. going through the learning process of supporting myself physically, emotionally and financially. learning that earning money is hard but saving is even more difficult. understanding that success doesn’t come overnight and everything that contributes to future success requires utmost commitment. at a certain point, i won’t have anyone to lean on but myself. only when i can manage all that can i stand alone. there comes a time when i need to give back because that’s the least i could do in return

resolution series: [three] logical

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sometimes emotions get the best of us and it’s how we choose to deal with these emotions that separates you from others. whether that may be through physical outputs or financial outputs or caloric intake. no matter which method you decide to use, make sure it doesn’t cause irreversible damage, severe consequences and endless regrets. everyone has different values and interests and will use their money according to those wants and needs. i like to stay on top with my technology and gadgets and that will likely not change, but that is not by all means affected by emotional spending. emotional eating is a common problem, having said that, i am not saying i will not eat junk from time to time; i just have to beware i don’t use emotional eating and drinking as part of my outlet. need to have self restraint and be logical  by making healthy eating choices. for me, physical output is my go to source when it comes to releasing all my stress and emotional concerns. when i have a rough day, breaking a sweat allows me forget about everything else and usually feel lighter afterwards. it’s like gym is my happy place where i can plug in my headphones and be alone

day 635 – renewed

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this little pink sticker that rests on my license plate cost me more than a fortune, but at least i renewed my car insurance just in time before it expired. all these recent crazy expenses are really adding up quickly and burning holes through my wallet. my credit card limit, which has never been close to being a problem before, is now on the verge of reaching its limit. how in the world am i going to pay this month’s bill off??

day 556 – rightful owner

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after two months delay, the money finally arrived in the hands of the rightful owner. i waited far too long for this paycheck i was afraid my bank account would dry up before i would have any to refill. this is going to save some of my crazy spendings since christmas holidays. paydays are the best, often forget how good it feels to hold the cheque in my hand, or multiple cheques in this case