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Corporate Monkey, CPA

Guest Post: Student Loans and Taxes

Life’s big money decisions have massive impacts on your financial health – decisions about your house, cars, your education, and, of course, your taxes.  Good decisions on these big ticket items can lead to years and years of financial freedom.  

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Stop Behaving Like A Silicon Valley Executive

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They are self-centered, petty, and proud.  They demand instant results like a spoiled princess on her birthday.  And they think their work is somehow more important than how they treat others.  Yes, Silicon Valley Executives may change the world, but that doesn’t excuse them to act like kindergartners.  

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Homesick And Loving It.

It didn’t take long before arriving in Bolivia and unpacking our bags for that ominous feeling of homesickness to settle into my gut.  It’s not easy uprooting your life and starting afresh on a different continent – even if only for a year. 

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Internet Withdrawal: A Health Advisory

When you travel in less developed countries, it hits you like a bad hangover on a Tuesday.  It starts with sweaty palms and an itchy index finger, and progresses into a nervous tick, which may or may not ever go away. 

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Time to Bounce: Our Gap Year Begins!

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Our family gap year begins now.  As I write this, we are already on our way.   We quit our jobs, pulled the kids out of school, rented out our lovely house, and we are leaving behind all our worldly belongings in a couple of 5x7x8 foot containers.  

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Gap Year = Locked In

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If you follow this blog, you know I’m about to leave on a year-long “gap year” to South America with my wife and kids.  At this point, there’s no turning back.  I’ve quit my job, my wife shut down her home business,

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(Don’t) Push The Red Button

I’ve always had a real problem with authority.  Especially the incompetent kind.  If someone tells me not to push the red button, they’d better give me a damn good reason.  It’s part due to my curiosity, and part the rebel in me.  

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