5 Tips for Back to School Shopping  

Mini Wise Money requests to switch to Basis Tucson Primary. I was surprised because her friends at Sunrise Drive told Mini how much work and how little fun Basis is all about. I asked Mini, “are you sure, don’t you

5 Ways Good Finance Parallels Good Cooking

Having grown up on the kitchen counter while my gourmet chef mother cooks, surrounded by the aroma of her 24 hour simmer chicken broth, and her 200+ types of wines jam packed in our 1,000 square foot apartment, cooking is

5 Reasons I’m cutting My First Attending Paycheck in Half

I asked a few wise, seasoned, and revered radiologists, what is the minimum amount of work days per week a radiologist need to stay sharp in her trade? Average answer is 2 days per week. That’s the sweet balance I

Get Money Wise & Support Mini Wise Money!

I recently started writing for Physician’s Money Digest. It has been great fun, reaching so many doctors/ aspiring doctors on such a reputable discussion forum.   An awesome bonus is every unique reader/visitor of any one of my articles on PMD generates a

8-year-old Mini Starts Planning Mini-Retirements.

8-year-old Mini Starts Planning Mini-Retirements.

With the ability to retire by 2023, I started talking with Mini’s dad about family longer term vacation/exploration around the world after 2023. We both agreed that traveling around the world and learning from various cultures will enrich Mini’s life

Top 10 Lessons Mini Wise $ Taught Me About $

Top 10 Lessons Mini Wise $ Taught Me About $

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that

Mini Wise Money: The Apple of My Eye

Mini Wise Money: The Apple of My Eye

A Tribute to the Apple of My Eye   Kiss Ella’s forehead “Mommy will come pick you up in two months.” Watch her cry with her arms outstretched for me A calling Passion for learning Resolve to challenge and develop

Top 10 Ways Mini Will Pay for Her College… on Her Own (Mostly)

Top 10 Ways Mini Will Pay for Her College… on Her Own (Mostly)

I just started funding Mini’s 529 this year with goal of maxing out first 2 years @ 14k each. I’m front loader in all things I deem worthwhile: studying, investing, or building businesses. Since Mini can be heading to college

My Life by Mini

My Life by Mini

My life is small tale that people won’t know Because my life is a thing that I can not say My life is a thing that I can not write My life is me, myself, & I And that will

The Cost of Buying 2 Homes in 2 Years.

The Cost of Buying 2 Homes in 2 Years.

This post is written a few months ago, prior to the transactions of selling 1st home and buying 2nd home have taken places. Actual figures approximate estimates below & will be updated once all finalized. Say what? DWM purchased 2 homes

Raising Mini Wise Money

Raising Mini Wise Money

8-year-old Mini Wise Money commands a stronger grasp of personal finance than Dr. Wise Money had in her late 20’s. I feel lucky in this respect as it’s every mother’s hope for her child to surpass her in wisdom, integrity,

Takes a village to raise a kid

“It takes a village to raise a kid”; I believe it takes a village to raise a family, which includes the grandparents, parents, and kids.   Traditional Chinese culture teaches whole-hearted reciprocation of love and care for our parents. Multi-generational

Sharing $ sense with kids

After reading some of my posts, my 7-year-old daughter requested that I write a post about her sooner rather than later. I told her that I would like to complete writing the food series first. But on second thought, since I

My Daughter’s Grandma

I met my daughter Mini’s grandma nearly a decade ago. To protect her identity, I will call her Nana.   From my first interactions with Nana, I learned how positive and compassionate she was. She has a tender heart for