are millennials destined to be poor? notes from huffington post article

nestor-morales-587950-unsplashI’ve been mulling over Huffington Post’s long form article about poor millennials for a couple of months now. I’m not sure why this piece stayed with me, maybe because it hits so close to home, but I think it’s time to gather my thoughts and move on.

Side note: love the design of this webpage!

The piece started out with basic stats of our generation, which can be summed up by below.

We are delaying partner-marrying and house-buying and kid-having for longer than any previous generation…Add it all up and it’s no surprise that we’re the first generation in modern history to end up poorer than our parents.

Compared to my parents, I got married a decade later than them and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make as much as they did and retire as early as they did as well.Read More »

why done is better than perfect

Done is better than perfect

Did you ever suffer from research overload? Or analysis paralysis? I certainly did!

Whenever I need to make a decision or do something new for my small business, I read everything that I can get my hands on to make an informed decision.

This conservative approach felt like the right thing to do, however, it wasn’t the most effective methodology.

I suffered from massive analysis paralysis. Instead of tackling the task heads on and being okay with starting small, I wasn’t able to make a decision and kept delaying action on the task that needed to be done.Read More »

sharing is caring #7


What a dramatic week! The Cambridge Analytica scandal was one of the key issues that I followed this week. The fact that someone figured out how to use Facebook likes and mind-numbing quizzes to manipulate the US election is mind boggling and disturbing, to say the least. Below are some interesting reads that I found this week.

1. After New York Times broke the news of Cambridge Analytica, there was an interesting op-ed from Cow Clicker founder, who shared that it was incredibly easy to harvest information from Facebook, not so long ago.

2. Meanwhile, Facebook failed to engage in any type of crisis management, until pressure made Mark to say something, which according to experts is meaningless. Read More »

sharing is caring #6


I’ve been trying hard publish three posts per week since I started this blog early this year, but it’s proving to be an unrealistic goal for me.

I have a full-time job, a side hustle of building a beauty brand, a social life and this blog. Instead of giving up completely, I’m just going to tweak my expectations and goals, to free myself from self-induced guilt and dread. Below are the changes that you’ll see on this blog.

  • Publish one, instead of three post per week
  • Focus on “sharing is caring” series so that I can digest and make note of interest reads throughout the week.
  • Publish “sharing is caring” post on Sundays, instead of Fridays, to give myself the weekend to read through recommended readings and decide on my favorite.

Without a further ado, below are some of the interesting reads that grabbed my attention this week.

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