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Travel Tips

When Dia and I decided we were ready for our first kid, we kicked our travel plans into overdrive.  Over the past 2 years or so, we were lucky to see many new places for various reasons.Weddings: Hawaii, Italy, San Francisco, LA, DallasDia’s Work: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Greater U.A.EMy Work: North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas CityBachelor Parties: […]

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Investing 4 Family

When people who are parents find out Dia and I are pregnant with our first child, the response is always the same. “You’re going to struggle with X, but it’s all worth it.”You’re going to lose a lot of sleep, but it’s all worth it.You’re going to completely lose your routine, but it’s all worth […]

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Vasa Praevia

 “To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.”- Johann von Goethe I’ve read this quote so many times because it resonates so deeply. The words sit quietly in my subconscious. They are ready to pounce the moment my actions don’t align with […]

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Some Light Housekeeping

Imagine it’s Monday night. After a (hopefully) productive day, you walk into a home that smells like the floors were just mopped with Fabuloso. You can tell the carpets and rugs were just vacuumed because of the shaded gridlines.  The fridge, microwave, and stove are almost too bright to look at because they’ve just been wiped […]

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The ONE Thing

Gary Keller is co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Keller Williams (KW). KW is the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. KW also ranks number one in units sold as well as total sales volume in the United States.  When I decided to learn more about real estate back in 2016, Gary’s name popped up […]

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Atomic Habits > New Year’s Resolutions

81% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. Yikes! Das not gud… I used to romanticize the idea of making New Year’s Resolutions. I’d go to a local cafe between Christmas and New Years Day. I’d order a latte, then sit in an oversized leather armchair with a pen and notepad. I wouldn’t leave until I wrote down […]

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I Don’t Drink Alcohol: Here’s Why

I had my last alcoholic drink on December 28th, 2014. I remember the date because that’s Dia’s birthday. That year, her birthday fell on the Sunday after Christmas. It also happened to be the day my entire extended family came together to celebrate the holiday.  After dinner, Dia and I gathered everyone in the kitchen. We […]

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Personal Capital

I have a not-so-secret obsession with personal finance. I love to talk about taxes, retirement accounts, credit card points, etc. I geek out on tracking our income and expenses. It sounds ridiculous, but I treat our personal finances like a business.  Around the 4th day of the month, I download the transaction summary for the prior month […]

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