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House Hacking Case Study

A real estate investment came across my desk and we’re highly considering purchasing it for personal use.  It also happens to make for a great long term investment.  In this post, I’ll take you through my thought process in evaluating the opportunity. Opportunity Detail:First, let’s start with what we know about the property now.  Deal Type: Off-market (not listed […]

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New Diet Beliefs

Let me start by admitting everything I know about dieting today is backed by years of first hand trial and error.  I used to hold some moronic beliefs when it came to nutrition:I used to believe dairy would make me fat so I avoided milk and yogurt like the plagueI used to believe eating one bowl […]

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Placenta Accreta

It’s 8:00 pm on 4/16/2020.  The nurse looks at the clock and says, “We’ve been pushing for two hours.” She follows with, “Would you like to take a break?”. “Yes”, Dia whispered, with what seemed like her last ounce of strength.  We’re approaching the end of what had otherwise been an extremely long day.  Here’s a quick recap to […]

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Thoughts on Grudges, Anger, & Forgiveness

We all have that person. We would avoid an entire city to prevent ourselves from seeing him. It could be a former best friend, a family member that fell out, or an Ex-relationship that ended abruptly on bad terms. That moment, however, will inevitably come. It could be years later, but your paths will cross again. Maybe […]

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5 Reasons We Eat More in Quarantine

The beginning of April is typically the time of year people come out of hibernation. Cuffing season is over. The days are getting longer. The weather starts to improve.All of these factors lead to a common goal: Summer Bodies!We hone in on our diets. We spend more time at the gym. We dust off the bathroom scale….Except this year. This […]

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Contemplating COVID-19

We’re two full weeks into social distancing. At first, it seemed like 15 days would do the trick. Today, however, it feels as though there’s no end in sight.  Despite being in self-quarantine with two of my favorite people in the world (Dia and her mom), I’m really missing the social interactions I’ve become accustomed to.  As […]

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I Sold My Tesla!

Back on April 1st, 2016, I stood in line for 2 hours at the Short Hills Mall to secure my reservation for the Tesla Model 3. My friend, Pankaj, and I even made the background cut on ABC news. I am cheesin’ so hard in this picture. We were next in line. It took 2 years, 4 […]

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As COVID-19 spreads in America, society has split into two main camps.The YOLO crowdThe PRSI crowd (Panic-Ridden & Stress-Induced)The YOLO crowd is standing their ground as they laugh in the face of the meme-worthy Coronavirus. They are reluctant to give up their travel plans. They are “LMFAO-ing”  at the Tom Hanks, Rudy Goberts, and Sophie […]

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Let it Go

I’ve been carrying the same backpack to work everyday since Dia gifted it to me a few years ago. Over time, it’s become heavier and heavier. I felt like an old man trying to pick it up every morning. I would let out a small grunt as I threw it over my right shoulder. I couldn’t […]

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