Technology, distance learning and my meltdown

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was thinking about this as we are at least expecting one month of distance learning for our two kids (K and 4th grade) due to the lockdown of Coronavirus pandemic. Ladue School use google suite and I think they may use google classroom for some or most teacher / students interactions. I was thinking… Continue reading Technology, distance learning and my meltdown

I love Italy

Reading Time: < 1 minute The news coming from Italy is heartbreaking: Italy lost nearly 800 people in one day due to Coronavirus. Overall Italy lost more people than the epicenter of outbreak in China’s Hubei province (Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei, with 11 millions people). I think Italy has a population comparable to Hubei’s. In my high… Continue reading I love Italy

Working from home amid pandemic and financial crisis

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have my first experience of working from home amid financial crisis in Nov 2008. I started a new job with Autodesk consulting division at the time, after working for my previous employer for 8+ years. My intention is to get more customer engagement experience, and also if I stayed, I would probably stay for… Continue reading Working from home amid pandemic and financial crisis

Personal finance quiz

Reading Time: < 1 minute Saw some good personal finance quiz recently. 70 percent of Americans can’t answer these 3 basic money questions Pop Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Personal Finance Rutgers personal health and finance quiz

Change of job: what to do with the savings in the 401k plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 17-Apr-2019) I recently changed job again and also did some adjustments on old 401k, after leaving much of them alone since 2009. I did moved some money from small 401k to an IRA account (those employers asked me to move the money out). I made some mistakes during the IRA investing, and was reluctant… Continue reading Change of job: what to do with the savings in the 401k plan

Question on the Costco payment: should I pay Amex or Citi ?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reading FAQs from Citi web page. Quoted below. ==== Q1. When do I start sending my payments to Citi instead of American Express? A1: When you receive a statement from American Express please send your payment to American Express by mail, phone, or online. When you receive a statement from Citi, please send your payment… Continue reading Question on the Costco payment: should I pay Amex or Citi ?