When you think of Dutch food, what comes to mind? Maybe the “caramel cookie wafers” some airlines hand out– known to Nederlanders as stroopwafel? Or perhaps you’re obsessed with Trader Joe’s cookie butter, based off of the Dutch treat speculoos. Aside from knowing about a couple of desserts, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect […]
I know I grew up with biases and assumptions. What better way to grow than to find out science has proven me wrong or to learn something new? Already, several of these books made me question opinions I took for granted and helped me see life from new perspectives. I hope there is something on this list that might appeal to you!
“We would like to offer you the job.” Oh what sweet, sweet words to hear. Every so often, I like to send out my resume to test the job market in my area. The unfortunate truth is that to see a significant raise in salary, the best thing to do for your career is to job hop.
In 2021 I moved from Santa Barbara to Amsterdam and made it my goal to spend more. This report will go into detail about every dollar I spent in 2021.
One silver lining about all of the lockdowns and stay-home orders last year was that I ended up getting a lot of time to read.
I had a unique New Year’s resolution this year for a frugal financial blogger. While many people vow to get their spending under control, create budgets, or start investing (all very noble goals), I thought I could try something new. After living extremely frugally for years, I wanted to try something totally different: spending more. […]
Life has been tough for so many people lately, and it’s hard to imagine anyone who hasn’t had at least some struggles over the past year or two. These self care gift ideas are perfect for someone who’s had a rough time to give them a little pick me up.
Tons of people responded to my last post answering questions about living in The Netherlands, and it seemed to spark even more questions. I decided to write a Part 2 to make sure I could answer follow-up queries. This time I’m tackling more stereotypes, some money management tips abroad, and other things I’ve learned as […]
I arrived in The Netherlands seven months ago, in the middle of spring hailstorms. Now the leaves are changing color and more people are asking about how my experience has been so far, beyond just working abroad. There were many things I was warned about before I moved: that it would be hard to make […]
Shockingly I’ve lived in The Netherlands for 6 months now. After getting my bearings, I’ve had a decent amount of time to get adjusted to living and working in an entirely new culture. One of the questions I get the most is about what it’s like working in The Netherlands at a Dutch company. Is […]