Sunny Shakhawala
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Raising Private Capital

I just finished re-reading Raising Private Capital: Building Your Real Estate Empire Using Other People’s Money. This book is written by Matt Faircloth of the Derosa Group. I first read this book when it came out back in August 2018. However, I was nowhere near ready to take action on the lessons provided. So it sat on […]

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4 Tips on Writing a Newsletter

About this time last year, I was itching to flex my creative muscle in the form of a weekly newsletter.  Fast forward to today and we’re just one week away from issue #52 of SunShakSunday.  It’s been quite the journey. Over the past year, there were a handful of times where I’d have the next 3-4 weeks of […]

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Luna’s College Fund

My parents paid for my entire college experience.TuitionHousingMeal PlanBooksLate Night Pizza, Taco Bell, …BoozeAll of it. Covered. I never saw a bill from the Bursar Office or heard anything about what my education cost them. But it didn’t start there, my parents also paid for my last two years of public high school because we moved […]

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Cashflow Quadrant

The Cashflow Quadrant is a way to categorize how people earn their income. Poor Dad would say go to school and get good grades so you can ultimately get a good job (E). If you’re really good at your job, maybe you can turn yourself into a small business (S).  Rich Dad would say go to school […]

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Hospital Bill

We received our bill from the hospital for Luna’s Delivery. When I saw the amount we owed, my eyes widened.  When I saw the total amount the hospital billed, my jaw hit the floor. Before I share the total amount, I’ll highlight a few of the major charges.   The total for the 6 line items above is a little […]

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Blue Zones

Source: InsideTracker There are 5 Blue Zones in the world.Sardinia, ItalyIkaria, GreeceOkinawa, JapanLoma Linda, CaliforniaNicoya, Costa RicaThese 5 regions have the most centenarians per capita. A centenarian is someone who lives to be 100 years old.  Sardinia is home to the world’s longest-lived men. Many men work as shepherds and walk 5 miles per day. That’s 10,000 […]

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4 Investment Options

I’m currently experiencing what most would describe as a “good problem to have”.  It’s one of those situations where all the alternatives are pretty good options. I can’t really go wrong with any selection.  Maybe you can help me decide. I’m going to tell you the decision I’m facing and I’d like to know… What Would YOU […]

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How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big

Losers Set Goals. Winners Create Systems.When it comes to any big or complicated question, humility is the only sensible point of view. Still, we mortals need to navigate our world as if we understood it. The alternative— acting randomly— would be absurd. To minimize the feeling of absurdity in your life, I recommend using a specific system […]

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