Category Archives: Expenses

This category looks at stuff that we spend money on!

Keep tabs on your budget: send yourself notes, SMS, even email!

In this regular feature, InvestorBlogger will publish stories and experiences that we all face everyday. This story is especially useful for those considering first time mortgages, especially those with extra frills (like credit cards, extra loans, 100%+ financing…), When I bought my house, my mortgage company offered me a credit card that seemed like a very good deal.… Read More »

Should you pay off your balance or make a minimum payment?

With a lot of people facing increased financing pressure, should you be paying off your balance vs. making minimum payments? Ideally, credit card balances should be paid in full each month. Many consumers, for whatever reason, can’t always do this. If you have a financial crisis or come up short when your credit card bill comes due, you’ll… Read More »

Is your bank book your financial statement?

Christine was in my office today. She picked up our bankbook and was looking at it. Of course, she wanted to know how much was in the bank. That’s when I realized how many people just look at their bankbook or their account statement to figure out their financial situation. This is perhaps at best an inadequate view… Read More »

My New Wallet: Bigger, Longer and Fatter

Well, folks. I decided to get a new wallet! I outgrew my original wallet. I was quite delighted when I found this wallet in Carrefour! It was only NT$248. It has lots of pockets on the right hand side, each of which can take several cards. There’s a small pocket for change, too; though I use it for… Read More »