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Corporate Monkey, CPA

5 (Good) Reasons To W*rk After FI

Some readers may be a disappointed to hear that I’ve resolved to go back to work in a few months.  On its face, it would appear to be against my core principles of freedom and also contrary to my goal of living a simple,

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How To Seriously Screw Your Kid, Financially (without even trying)

Got kids and an above-average income? That’s great! But if you haven’t done much planning about paying for college, you may unnecessarily inflate your tuition bills, and not even realize it. What’s more, if your children are going to pay their own way,

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The Dark Side of Silicon Valley

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If you’ve ever worked in Silicon Valley, you know all about it.  There are things we don’t talk about, without first looking over our shoulders.  (You never know who might be listening). Open secrets that make a middle manager blush. 

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Perspectives About Quitting My Job

I quit my job in June 2017. I walked out with no future job prospects whatsoever, and headed to South America to enjoy a midlife crisis. It’s been more than half a year now since I walked out that door,

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Gap Year Budget Update: 7 Months

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Here we are, another month gone, never to return.  It’s also a new year, which means things time to ponder things like the future and New Years’ resolutions.  This is a busy time of the year for everyone.

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My 2018 New Years’ Resolutions and Year-End Performance Review

It’s that time of year again.  I’m not usually one to make New Years’ resolutions, because I’m already perfect the way I am! No, seriously – just ask my wife! OK, so maybe there are a few things I can work to improve.

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How We Celebrate Christmas In Bolivia

Christmas is probably the second biggest holiday of the year in Bolivia (after Carnaval).  But, it’s completely different from Christmas in El Norte.  For one, December is summertime in Bolivia.  And that means fresh fruit, warm weather,

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