How I started investing in Real Estate

A few weeks ago I posted on Facebook about real estate investing. I was shocked by how many people commented and reached out with questions. I am no expert, but I do invest in real estate and getting ready to do more. So, I’ll start sharing what I know and what I’m learning in hopes of......
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The Simplest Personal Budget Ever!

Everyone hates budgeting (myself included). I mean really really hates it. Maybe it’s the work to track and categorize your spending. Maybe it’s the idea of restricting yourself from your full (spending) potential. Maybe it’s some core human aversion to thinking about money. Who knows… The thing is, everyone needs a budget. Even if you are......

Why you should spend more time with your finances

I’ve always been financially minded. Apparently since birth. My grandmother loves to recant obscure stories of grabbing loose change for a piggy bank I never spent from and other tales I’m clearly too old to recall. Meanwhile, my explanation of how diversification will reduce risk falls on deaf ears. For me, the amount of time I spend thinking......

The Vegas User Model: An Intro

I love Las Vegas. But, this isn’t a travel post … I’m going in a different direction. The Vegas User model is a mental model I use to think about product development for a certain set of products. It’s also useful for thinking about customers of business models with the same properties....

Do resorts count as traveling?

I don’t like resorts … Let me clarify. Doing nothing all day and lounging around is relaxing. It’s nice to have your basic needs taken care of by a group of people that aren’t you. There is a lot to be said for getting to eat all you want and drink all you want (when it’s......

So, you think you want to be a Product Manager

ML4T asked me to give a talk about Product Management to a group interested in tech....

It’s 2015 and you don’t have an Android app?!

Android is eating the world! It should be a well known fact to everyone that most smartphones in the world run Android. Estimates vary by who you ask, but IDC has Android at 78% of worldwide. [image source] [header image source] The US is much more contested. In February, comtech had 47.7% Apple and 47.6% Android, the first......

Moving Back to WordPress

My experiment with tumblr has been deemed, unsuccessful ......

Travel Blogging …

Travel has become an important part of my life, and I’m trying hard to make sure it stays important. I can’t and won’t call this a travel blog, I’m going to try and keep this section populated with interesting things from my trips, some of the planning that I do, and information as I get......

Link: The Right Way to Ask Users for iOS Permissions

The Right Way to Ask Users for iOS Permissions I came across this and it’s truly a gem. I spent a good amount of time working on this problem for mobile gaming, but it’s an equally important problem for anyone releasing on iOS....