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Book Review - Get a Financial Life by Beth Kobliner

Book Review - Get a Financial Life by Beth Kobliner

I’ve just finished a great getting started book on personal finance called “Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties” by Beth Kobliner.

Charles Charles
How to Check Your Credit in Japan

How to Check Your Credit in Japan

At the end of last week, I came across a great article on RetireJapan that stepped me through the quick and easy process to check my JICC credit report.

Charles Charles
How to Open a Bank Account in Japan

How to Open a Bank Account in Japan

New to Japan and need to open a bank account but not sure where to start. Don’t despair. In this article, I’ll step you through the different banking options available,...

Charles Charles
My Story

My Story

With many ups and downs over the years followed by a personal decision to turn things around has given me a unique view on personal finance.

Charles Charles