By Ellie Advice Columnist Wed., Dec. 5, 2018 Q: My older sister is 38, I’m 24. She’s among four kids from our mom’s first marriage. I’m one of two from her second marriage to my dad. Everyone hated my father for his alcohol addiction and his personality. Both families have been about drama, badmouthing, fighting, and cutting ties. My sister moved back to live with our mother one year ago. She’s never married, hasn’t had good relationships with men or with the family, and doesn’t have a stable job. I’ve always liked her, but she gets mad easily. I’m able to manage my emotions, am empathetic and try to understand people. My sister has hated my boyfriend since they met. He’s a social butterfly, flamboyant, talks and jokes around a lot, likes to tease. Article Continued Below She’s never had many friends, is quiet, and gets easily frustrated, sometimes paranoid. Recently, she … [Read more...] about Ask Ellie: My sister and I had an argument about my boyfriend. Should I avoid her forever?
I accepted an offer on my home now what
caption Jeremy, Winnie, and Julian. source Courtesy of Jeremy/GoCurryCracker Jeremy and Winnie retired from their tech jobs in their 30s, where they earned a combined salary of $135,000. They now travel full-time with their 3-year-old son, living on about $65,000 a year. For Business Insider’s “Real Money” series, Jeremy tracked their spending during a week in Europe exploring the Baltic and Nordic countries. Want to share a week of your spending? Email [email protected] My wife Winnie and I retired about six years ago with the idea of traveling the world. Traveling in retirement is a pretty common thing, so I suppose the interesting part is that we were still in our 30s and our 3-year-old son has now been to 35 countries. We didn’t do anything glamorous to become financially independent. Before retiring, I worked as an engineer at Microsoft and Winnie worked as project manager at Dell. Our combined … [Read more...] about After retiring from tech in my 30s, I travel the world with my family on $65,000 a year — here’s what we spend in a typical week
caption Home House. source Home House Andrew Richardson is the MD of London private members’ club Home House. The club’s only rule is that “nudity is discouraged,” and it’s a place where “people can do all things at all times.” It’s recently been host to celebrities like Madonna, Paul McCartney, and David Hasselhoff – and a number of wild parties. Richardson told Business Insider some of the craziest things that go on behind the scenes. He also told us his plans to open a new club concept, Home Grown, in 2019, which will take in entrepreneurs and investors and be targeted at “growing businesses.” When it comes to wild parties, Andrew Richardson has seen it all. Since 2008, he’s been Managing Director of Home House, the London private members’ club which, founded in 1998, he says is “a place where people can do all things at all times” – but he says this … [Read more...] about The director of an iconic private members’ clubs reveals what goes on behind closed doors — and the red flag that stops him from accepting someone new
By Julien Gignac Staff Reporter Sun., April 15, 2018 In a case a judge called a warning to prospective buyers in the GTA’s erratic housing market, a couple caught up in a bidding war will have to pay $470,000 after reneging on a multimillion-dollar deal to buy a Stouffville-area house. David Lea and Yixing Hu submitted an offer of $2.25 million in April 2017 after being told there were multiple competing offers for the property, originally listed at $2 million, according to court documents. The bid was accepted, but not long after the market cooled and the Newmarket couple had second thoughts. Feeling they’d overpaid for the property and having trouble making the down payment, the couple pulled their offer. In the summer of 2017, the market value of the home had dropped to about $1.8 million. The homeowners sued, and in a court decision this month, the judge ruled Lea and Hu had to pay the difference. “When the residential real estate market … [Read more...] about Couple ordered to pay $470,000 after reneging on Stouffville home deal
Wed., March 21, 2018 I’m 31, married just over a year, and successful in my career of five years. My husband and I have been trying for a baby for almost one year. Three months into trying, my husband got a job offer in the small town where I grew up. My family and most of our friends live there, yet this move came sooner than expected. We’re over the “big city” life. I’ve been lucky to keep my job and work from home two days a week, returning to the city three days weekly. Article Continued Below It’s now been nine months of that train-commute and time spent away from my husband and family. Still no baby. I’m strongly considering finding a job within town. But I fear that if I then got pregnant shortly after, my new employer wouldn’t be happy. Legally, I’ll have a job to come back to, but that doesn’t rest my fears as a woman in the … [Read more...] about Having a baby is my first priority, but my job limits my chances: Ask Ellie