Creating Curb Appeal – The Importance of Gutters

Creating Curb Appeal – The Importance of Gutters
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It occurred to me today that I’ve been posting photos on social media of Dave, myself, and some family/friends demoing our front porch, and I haven’t actually explained what we are doing. We are starting in on our Creating Curb Appeal project. Also known as taking down the front deck/awning/walkway that was Franken-attached to the […]

Lessons Learned – My One Year Retirement Anniversary

Lessons Learned – My One Year Retirement Anniversary
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It’s officially been a year since I quit my desk job as an Operational Risk Manager in the finance industry. You can call it early retirement, taking a sabbatical, being voluntarily unemployed, or being a deadbeat (the last one is a bit rough in my opinion), I’ve basically been living off of investments and savings […]

The Silent Perks of Having Student Loan Debt

The Silent Perks of Having Student Loan Debt
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Yeah, you read that headline right. Contrary to what is being said on the news, there are good things about having and paying back student loans. The average student graduates with around $28,000 these days (as of 2018 and for a bachelor’s degree). I completely agree with conventional thinking that $28k in debt is a […]