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    We’re Buying Our First Home and It’s Scary!

    Good news, everyone! We’re buying our first home. It’s been a long time coming. We first started looking for our first home about two years ago. It was right after we got engaged but before we got married. In that time, we saw a ton of homes. Most were crappy. Many were expensive and crappy; a real killer combination. Some that were OK were just too expensive for us. The few that we liked sold very quickly before we could even make an offer. We did make two offers during those two years and both went to other buyers who were more eager to pay above what we were. The…

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    The Apple Services Event – TV+, A Credit Card and More!

    Apple services are the next big thing. At least, that’s what Apple wants shareholders to think. Their earnings calls go out of their way to talk about it in detail and Tim Cook has made it a primary focus of his future results. It does seem like a good business. There’s high growth and high margin and it has helped Apple results in recent years. The phone still sells a lot but Apple wanted to prove that they’re no longer a one trick pony. Services was their answer to the old “too reliant on iPhone” chestnut. As an Apple investor, I think they’ve done a decent job with that. Apple…

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    What Makes You Happy Interview No.2 : 101 Ways To Find Happiness

    Welcome to the second in an interview series about happiness. You can check out interview #1 for a breakdown of what this series is about but in simple terms, it’s about happiness and what it means to people.  Happiness can be complicated but it’s always something we’re looking to achieve. In addition, we all have different definitions and I set out to find out what those might be for others.  Today, we’re talking with my friend Adam from Minafi! What makes you happy with Adam from Minafi Adam, welcome and thanks for participating. As always, I’ll start with an easy one. Tell us about yourself. Hey hey! I’m Adam and…

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    What Makes You Happy Interview No.1 : Finding Happiness at Home

    What makes you happy? A new interview series.  What makes you happy? It’s a good question and one that all of us likely ask ourselves at one point in our lives. It’s an important thing to figure out and that can be a tough task at times. The reason this can be so complicated is that there’s no one size fits all answer to the question. There’s your usual suspects like family, travel, money or power and others but not all of these fill that inner void for everyone. I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of happiness. It’s an odd little thing; how different all of us are when it…

  • I am getting married this weekend and I have a new job

    Quick life update here to explain my lack of posting. I’m getting married and I have a new job and my free time has been sucked away into some big dark void where blog articles don’t exist. It’s true, it has happened to many hobbies and now it happened to me! I’ve mentioned this before but I proposed to an awesome person over a year ago. Back then it seemed so far away but time moves fast and the day is finally here. We’ve spent the last few weeks getting everything finalized and by this time Monday, we’ll be man and wife. It’s pretty awesome and I’m pretty excited to…