Leaving it Better Than We Found It

The rental property is about to hit the market and we are expecting enough of a payout to duplicate our investment. This will be enough to recoup our savings and get out short term investment strategy back on its feet. At the rate we are going we will still make cash but it hasn't come... Continue Reading →

Of Life, Adulting and Challenging the Status Quo

My family realized I had the makings of an engineer because of my endless curiosity. Intrinsically, looking for patterns and figuring out how things were interconnected motivated me to ask questions of depth and substance. Whenever the adults didn't have an answer they would hand over a book, magazine or tool and leave me to... Continue Reading →

Selling vs. Renting Out a Property

When we got the second home to "rent it out" to my sister, we used all of our short-term investment money for the downpayment. Our goal was to invest it this way to turn in returns faster than traditional stock yields allowed. By pure serendipity, the housing market started to soar and two and a... Continue Reading →

This is Why I Fact Check, People!

The truth will set you free, unless it turns out to be fake news. From memes stating that entering your ATM PIN backwards will alert authorities that you are being mugged, and The Onion reports taken seriously, there is a lot of junk out there in the world wide web that was created with the... Continue Reading →

The Terrorists Won

Caucasian. Black. Latino. Christian. Muslim. Liberal. Supremacist. Illegal. Immigrant. Homegrown. Male. Female. LGBT. Regardless of ethnicity, creed, nationality or sexual preference, the terrorists have won. We won't take their assault weapons guns away because "every citizen that wants one has to be vetted via background check at the Federal and State level". Not very reassuring... Continue Reading →

The Problem Of Being a Writer

Good stories find me. Scratch that, extraordinary people cross my path every day. The hard part is concealing identities to protect their privacy, especially of those so close to me that they shape my destiny. Whatever they do or say affects my life in irreparable ways; it is a shame that sharing my story is... Continue Reading →

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