I recently came across an article about effects of mental health issues on financial health. The article brought up many good points, which are somewhat obvious and can be boiled down to this: mental health affects how one thinks and makes decisions. If those are done poorly, then financial decisions will most likely be done poorly as well (pun intended). If you can’t think straight and having a trouble with basic functioning, it would be much harder, if not impossible, to be able to make sound financial choices. So far, no surprises there.
Wanted to give a shout out to the wonderful YouTube channel “Dating Beyond Borders” , which brings to life, in its short and funny video skits, the many hurdles that multi-cultural couples have to deal with. And that, of course, is in addition to the difficulties that all couples, regardless of their culture of origin, have to face.
I was browsing a book about writers at my local bookstore this weekend (“Writers:Their Lives and Works“, by DK), when it became painfully obvious to me that almost all of the 100+ writers featured in that book (except for maybe two) wrote and lived in the same country they were born in. Moreover, each writer, next to his name and date of birth/death had his nationality written (see above) – Japanese, French, Italian, American, etc). The two exceptions were “Canadian born American” and “Czech born French”.