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Renters Lose Money – 1 Year Later

One year ago, I explained in the post Renters Lose Money why I was renting and not buying.

I choose to rent rather than own because it’s A LOT cheaper today. Yesterday I got our building’s newsletter. It lists 9

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West Coast Time

It needs to be said that people on the West Coast are awful when it comes to being on time. Meetings never start on time. Vendors never show up when they are suppose to and people also underestimate how long … [continue reading]

When Buying or Renting Downtown Consider

Here are 3 tips I’d like to pass onto anyone considering buying or renting downtown.

  1. Avoid low-floor corner units – Being low means you get to hear a lot of street noise. Having that unit on a corner means you
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The World is Flat and I Feel Fine

Just finished reading an outstanding book called The World is Flat – A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (expanded 2006 version) by Thomas Friedman. As a web developer that came of age at the dawn of the web, I … [continue reading]

The Marine Haircut

On a whim I decided to get my haircut exactly like the guy beside me at the barbershop. He was a Marine officer and had a high and tight. My hair hasn’t been that short since Army basic training [continue reading]

The Meaning of Work

Here are my thoughts on the ingredients for a good job.

  1. Professional Growth – Building a TRANSFERABLE skill set is the most important thing a job can offer. If you aren’t growing, someone in another company somewhere is and they’ll
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