People who have inspired me – My (almost) first manager

My first steady job (that didn’t involve working for my dad) was at a dollar store.  My parents knew the owners and put me in touch with them.  One brief meeting later, I was gainfully employed. I was 17-almost-18 at the time.  I had to travel an hour and a half to get to the store and an hour and a half to get home.  As you can imagine, this sucked.  I worked there for a year and a bit. ...

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Posted in: Career and Work

Becoming a landlord: Maintenance

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After you get a tenant for your rental property it’s time to sit back and rake in the cash right?  Um, NO! Rental properties require a lot of work!  This work doesn’t end after you get a tenant.  It just changes into different sorts of work.  As a landlord, you need to remain proactive and vigilant. Original by Christian Schuit at http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianschuit/4592831096/ Maintenance...

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Posted in: Real Estate

Germany on a budget: Accomodation

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In about a month, Brian and I are heading to Germany for a 3 week trip.  I’m super excited.  The trip is entirely paid for in cash – though I won’t go into the details here. We’ve planned the trip down to the last dollar and have really tried to maximize experiences and value. Over the next few posts, I’m going to talk about some of the tricks and tips we’ve used.Cheap...

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Posted in: Entertainment and Leisure, Travel

Updates: May 15-21

Sooooo getting back from Seattle on Monday, coupled with new job, coupled with the class I’m taking, coupled with Brian being away on business means that I was a bad, bad blogger this week.  :/  I’ve even been procrastinating about replying to comments left on some of my freelancing gigs.  *hangs head* I do have a few blogs “in-progress” so I’ll be getting those up...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates
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