Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next

I’ve written before about what economists are calling “The Great Resignation.” A recent Wall Street Journal article says, “Employers are seeing a wave of sabbaticals, leaves of absence and job departures this year in what’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation.” In July, 2.7% of U.S. workers left their jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, … Continue reading Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next

New Graduates Expect to Earn More in 2021

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was … Continue reading New Graduates Expect to Earn More in 2021

Happiness is More Time, Not More Money

“Spending of the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it, reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet. He should have gone up garret at once.” (Henry David Thoreau) The … Continue reading Happiness is More Time, Not More Money

There is No Japanese Word for Retirement

There is, in fact, no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense of “leaving the workforce for good” as in English. This is one of the fascinating differences between our cultures that bears some investigating. That’s the purpose of the book that Hector García, and Francesc Miralles wrote called  Ikigai: The Japanese Secret … Continue reading There is No Japanese Word for Retirement