“The World Doesn’t Stop, So Please Live On”: Writing and Delivering Your Own Eulogy

I’ve heard over and over from life long learners that going through the exercise of writing your own eulogy is a visualization technique that can help make changes in the way we currently live our lives. So when the time came to deliver a social speech in my Toastmaster curriculum, I jumped at the opportunity … Read more“The World Doesn’t Stop, So Please Live On”: Writing and Delivering Your Own Eulogy

Perfect for a Family Weekend Getaway: A Review of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Executive Summary The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay resort in Cambridge, MD is the perfect place for a family weekend getaway. Its a 1.5-2hr drive from a lot of places in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area, including major airports (BWI, and DCA for example). Although the cash rates can get pricey depending on … Read morePerfect for a Family Weekend Getaway: A Review of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Family Spending (Budget) Plan: July 2019

I use Personal Capital to keep track of my finances. Given how many different cards we use to manage our household finances, I find that this is the best free online tool available to help me keep track. On to the numbers! Car / Transportation We have 2 cars, both of which are paid off, … Read moreFamily Spending (Budget) Plan: July 2019

My Wife Makes More Than Me And It Makes Me Insecure

Sike nahhh. Hahaha! I can’t understand the old school mentality that I am somehow less than a man if my wife earns more than me. That’s ridiculous beyond belief. I am proud that her efforts have paid off and are yielding results. And it motivates me to match her hustle. I hope that by the … Read moreMy Wife Makes More Than Me And It Makes Me Insecure

How We Earned The Southwest Companion Pass

We did it! We finally earned the coveted Southwest companion pass. This status will allow us to travel for half the price through the end of 2020. Whomever I designate as my travel companion, which would obviously be my wife, will be able to tag along with me where ever I go, for the price … Read moreHow We Earned The Southwest Companion Pass

Paying Off Student Loans Before Turning 40

I applied and was approved for a new Sofi 5-year student loan. I got a 68bps (0.68%) interest rate reduction over my previous rate and the monthly minimum payment has decreased by $120 per month. The only problem is, 5 years from now I will 41 years old. I refuse to be a 40+ year … Read morePaying Off Student Loans Before Turning 40

The Jetblue Business Card…love it or cut it?

Jetblue Card

This will be our second year with the Jetblue business card, and as such, we must evaluate if we are still deriving enough value from the card to justify keeping it open. Yearly Fee This card comes with a $99 annual fee. When we signed up for the card, the first year’s fee was not … Read moreThe Jetblue Business Card…love it or cut it?

Single Parent Practice

I was having a conversation with a friend when she revealed to me that her and her husband sometimes take turns being single parents. We both agree that if there is any positive side to being a single parent, it is having an on-demand baby sitter (assuming you have an amicable relationship). They don’t physically … Read moreSingle Parent Practice

My “Free” Marriott Bonvoy night – Philadelphia Zoo Review

As an owner of the the Chase Marriott Bonvoy card, I am entitled to a free hotel stay once per year. This perk is usually deposited into my account on the anniversary of my account opening and expires after one year. I noticed that my night’s expiration day was approaching and rather than letting it … Read moreMy “Free” Marriott Bonvoy night – Philadelphia Zoo Review