In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • U.S. Currency
    Caterpillar and 3M Gaps Up This Morning

    It was a pleasant surprise that Caterpillar (CAT) had gapped up this morning, and two days after posting dividends.

    3M (MMM) also gapped up, but I don’t have any shares, and I’ll have to wait until it gets closer to its 52-week low. I’d love to get into some shares at the right time. But then again, I’m still on the hunt for better performers.

  • Random Thoughts on Money and Financial Freedom

    Somewhere in my younger years I was convinced that ‘money’ is the root to all evil, as the saying goes.

    But at the same time, we all want nice careers and make enough money so that we are financially stable and able to travel and do the things we want to do.

  • Zen and the Art of Losing Money

    Zen and the Art of Losing Money If the years of experience have taught me something, it’s not to lose money. And I’ve gone through my share of credit card debt (which incidentally is one of the most evil things in this world) and have somehow come out squeaky

  • Buddha Morning
    6 Ways To Cultivate Humility and Save Money

    Why Would We Want to Cultivate Humility? One might ask… One definition of humility is as follows: “Humility is the quality of being humble: modest, not proud, doing something out of the goodness of your heart, not for yourself, self-abasing.” Today, I’m mainly concerned with cultivating a sense of

  • Thrifty Zen: A Zen Approach to Frugal Living

    I recently launched Thrifty Zen, a website that will explore ways to live a more simple, less complicated way of Life. In a modern world where everything seems to move so quickly, technology developing so rapidly, it’s important to take a few steps back and re-assess one’s quality (and


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