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While I repeatedly talk about financial independence, it is not always just about saving cash and having investments. Having your own car, as per your affordability and feasibility, is a form of financial independence as well. Finding the right tools for planning to buy your car will be your super power. Let’s learn how to buy a car! Where to go for the best advice? In olden days, one relied on an elder or a friend to guide you on where to start and how to setup payments for a car or a house. But in today’s world of global immigration and internet, many moreRead More →

Moving can be a really scary prospect. Not only will you be leaving behind a lot of things that are familiar to you, but you might also be moving into an entirely unfamiliar world. Human beings hate change and uncertainty, and they would much rather go with the status quo if it’s possible. Unfortunately, that isnโ€™t always the case, and some situations absolutely require you to move. So how can you tell when you need to relocate and start fresh? Hereโ€™s how to know when itโ€™s time to move. Feeling Crowded When people buy a house, they often buy one that fits their current situationRead More →

How to determine your take home salary

Moving to Canada after having worked in Saudi Arabia, was an adjustment for me. One of the key adjustment that I faced was is to understand that taxes will be collected prior to deposit of my salary. Another change you will notice, is that most companies in Canada pay bi-weekly, unlike in Asia, where you receive salary at the end of the month. Also, the bi-weekly payment is adjusted per weeks. That implies, that your salary may not be paid on the same date every time. Contact your company Human Resources department for the payment cycle. Knowing that the salary you are offered in yourRead More →

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Now more than ever, more and more women are entering the workforce, and dedicating themselves to create a new form of business. This hardly existed even 10 years ago. Yes, I am talking about the rise of Mom Influencers. Many women are baffled by the concept of being a Mom, let alone, focus on being an influencer also. Yet, that is a field, which a Mom can work as much or as less as she wants, while staying home, and being there for their own family. Also, if you follow some key Instagram Influencers, you will find that most are going through their own everydayRead More →

Full Disclaimer: This post is based on MY own experience and my friend circle. It does not at all apply uniformly to all Pakistani women or maybe not even to girls of today. That said, this article is indeed aimed to all my fellow gal pals who are in their 30-40s and know how what I am talking about. Itโ€™s interesting to receive so many requests for this topic. Or should I say, kind of concerning. It is interesting that majority of us have an arranged marriage, as coming from Pakistan. It is automatically expected of a new BAHU to excel at the relationships thatRead More →