Sunny Shakhawala
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Newborn Essentials

I can’t believe Luna turns 3 months old this week. The past 90 days are a blur. The days were long, but the weeks flew by.  As I was reflecting on the past 3 months, I couldn’t help but think about some of the “tools” that made the journey much easier and more enjoyable.  In an attempt […]

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Choose Your Words, Choose Your Life

“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words.Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” GandhiIn Gandhi’s staircase to destiny, the second and third steps are most crucial. Saying a thought out loud is the first step in solidifying your beliefs and […]

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Happy Father’s Day 2020

Today is my first Father’s Day. In today’s post, I want to share 3 important lessons I learned from my dad over the years. My dad hardly ever taught me a lesson with words. He wasn’t really the Danny Tanner / Uncle Phil type.  He never sat me down and lectured me to ensure I received the message. […]

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The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon is written in this Biblical / Shakespearean language, and it uses ancient Babylonian parables to make Personal Finance more interesting. I checked my Amazon account and found out I originally ordered this book back in January 2015.  How not surprising. I’m sure I ordered it on the heels of making some New […]

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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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