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The Fashion Contradiction

May 6, 2012


One thing that I have found deeply contradictory about myself in my quest to become more financially literate, is that I am still so very addicted to fashion.  Fashion, of course, is the notorious powerhouse of mindless spending.  As I write this, I am fully aware of the  eye-rolling banality of this “first world” issue, […]

The Frosh Fifteen (thousand dollars)

April 27, 2012


Despite the restless jail-break, wanderlust tendencies of my teens as a bored student, I actually ended up going back to school / university several times in my life: 1996-2000, 2003-4 and 2007-10.  8 years and several degrees later, I was finally “educated”.  Also, I emerged without any debt.  Miracle?  No.  Canadian?  Yes.  Now, if I […]

TED x Teachers

March 22, 2012


The second of its kind was held at Tokyo International School on March 2 in Tokyo, Japan (!)  I spoke about Financial Literacy and how some 3rd graders I taught evolved the concept in their very own inspired way. * A Huffington Post article shows that only 50% of American schools require any economics course […]

The Decline of the Client

March 17, 2012


More of us working in banks or as clients of banks need to be sharing our experiences dealing in finance.  Let’s talk about it over sandwiches!  These businesses need to prosper or fail based on their ability to be of value in our society.  Just the other day, Greg Smith, a former Goldman Sachs employee, […]