Tag: money


The Value of an Italian Moment Italy / Personal / Spirituality

For the next 5 weeks, we will be traveling through Italy, from Rome, Naples, and Amalfi, to Tuscany, Como, and Venice. This is the first time any of us have been to Italy, and so far we’re loving it! Most people we talk to about Italy have only positive things to say. They mention the impressive architecture, serene landscapes, tasty food, and lively people. Except...

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The Global American Dream Entrepreneurship / Personal / Travel

Recently, American Family Insurance conducted a survey to determine if the American Dream is still alive. They discovered that 90% of Americans still believe in the American Dream, but only 14% feel like they’re living it. It’s no surprise. The most common dreams chosen by respondents were having money and owning a nice car. And the icon used for “living the dream” was a man...

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Is Money the Root of All Evil? Finances

I recently received a comment in response to a Twitter/Facebook post I made about considering the possibility of buying a rental condo in Costa Rica. (Lately, I’ve been thinking about the importance of diversifying my investments rather than keeping what little money I have in U.S. based mutual funds). The comment went like this: “hey i may not know you very well or seen you...

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Life Is What You Make It – A Review Personal

Life Is What You Make It” by Peter Buffet, the son of Warren Buffet. But despite having a multi-billionaire father, he was required to forge his own path in life, and ended up choosing a career in music. In his book, he talks about the necessity of work for self-respect, the cankering caused by a feeling of entitlement, the importance of doing what you love,...

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Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years of Living Personal

This month marks my 30th birthday! Being a milestone (decade) year, I thought I would take the chance to reflect a bit on what I’ve learned so far in my life. In many ways, I still feel like a baby when I compare my current wisdom and knowledge to the seemingly infinite amount that is possible to obtain. Nonetheless, here are some things I’ve picked...

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