My name is Wendy. I am a college graduate, returned Peace Corps Volunteer, former karate instructor, international educator, published author, life-long learner, world traveler, and full-time mother. I’m not an economist or an expert stock trader. I didn’t go to business school, and I’ve never made a lot of money. I don’t know how most things work in my life (phone, television, faucet, computer, toilet, shower, refrigerator, stove, lawnmower, and so on), but I know I’d be helplessly lost without them. The reason I created this blog was because I’m deeply intrigued by the spiritual nature of money. It is both good and evil, coveted and despised, and transient. It’s something we all want but don’t understand.
Our government prints money freely and endlessly. Those who are fortunate to have extra give some to charity, use some to live, and invest the rest in real estate and the stock market. Our goal in the stock market is to grow our money by piggybacking onto companies that are on fire, but we don’t stop to think about the values these companies espouse or what they’re really doing behind the scenes. We have been taught to invest passively, mindlessly, as long as the price of our investment is going up. My goal is to get you thinking about your money and the power that your money has now in steering the world to a better place that you want to live and you want future generations to grow up. My goal is to help you design every aspect of your monetary life with purpose.
Thank you for visiting this blog. My other writing includes Love Evil: An extraordinary journey of the heart (available in English and Italian), Study Abroad 101, two Christ-centered martial arts books (now out of print), and several articles published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Currently, I’m working on a memoir about a period of my life in Tuscany that changed me as a woman and human being. It’s a difficult piece, and will take a lot more time. I don’t post often, so if you want to receive notifications of new posts via email, please subscribe. I won’t share or use your email for any other purpose. I hope that my writing inspires you. God bless.