Things to Remember While on Your Life’s Journey – A Letter to My Sons

Life Lessons - A Letter to My Two Sons
Life Lessons – A Letter to My Two Sons

 

The below is something I wrote for my two sons, who are in their mid- to late-twenties. For a long time, I’ve wanted to give them some advice that could help provide structure as they begin to navigate their “grown up” years. Given the recent transition our family has been in, I finally sat down to put pen to paper, which resulted in this blog post.

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Put It in the Books

Well, it’s been an interesting year, hasn’t it?

A year of highs and lows, beginnings and endings. There’s been a lot going on, for sure.

But through all of the ups and downs, a few things have remained consistent. Like buoys strategically placed along the rough ocean waters, or a far away lighthouse, offering a beacon of hope for the future.

While the waves may be rough at times, you can still count on a few remaining standards:

  1. We are a family, and that won’t ever change.
  2. No matter how dark the night, the sun will always rise the next day.
  3. The NY Mets will usually find a way to screw up a lead — but true fans will remain loyal, for better or for worse.

 

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The Best Way to Do Bargain Shopping While Traveling Abroad

Bargain Shopping While Traveling Abroad
Bargain Shopping While Traveling Abroad

Bargain Shopping While Traveling Abroad

Who doesn’t love a good souvenir? And who hates spending an arm and a leg on purchasing said souvenir?

Bargain shopping while abroad can be one of the most enjoyable and satisfying things you do during your travels. Why? Because although you are abroad, you still want to feel like you’re getting an absolute bargain for where you physically are.

Plus, who doesn’t love a challenge?

I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve gone shopping in India and come home with what I think is a great deal (i.e. I spend 11 dollars on a hand-carved stone elephant) and my aunts and cousins are immediately like “you overpaid!”

The issue with being a foreigner is you’re a target for scams and cheats. While at the end of the day it may not amount to a lot of money for you in your own currency, you don’t want to continue traveling with unfair deals. This is especially true on long trips as your money will run out super fast. Plus, the whole point of shopping abroad is to get authentic items, locally made and sourced, that the locals themselves buy. In this case, you should also pay the same as the locals and get the same deals.

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9 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays Without Buying Gifts

Shopping for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season.

Are you done shopping for gifts? Have you even STARTED shopping yet??

Orrrr…….

Will you be shopping for gifts at all??

*Dun dun dunnnnn …….*
(dramatic sound effect)

Would I be a total Scrooge if I suggested you not buy any gifts at all this year?

Lately I’ve been contemplating the things I LOVE about Christmas, aaand the things I hate don’t like quite as much about Christmas.

Things to love:  

  • Memories from when I was a kid
  • The season’s first snowflakes making landfall
  • My two dogs playing in the snow
  • Christmas carols
  • The smell of a real Christmas tree
  • Driving through the neighborhood looking at all the festive holiday lights

Things I could do without:  

  • Pushy, inconsiderate people at the mall
  • Long lines at the grocery store
  • Crowded parking lots
  • Coworkers pushing deadlines onto you at the last minute so they can leave for Christmas vacation
  • Traffic jams
  • People who don’t sneeze into their sleeves
  • Post-Christmas credit card hangover

Now some of the things above cannot be avoided.

You can’t exactly tell your coworker to take their work assignment and shove it up their *ahem* chimney.

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What You Need to Know About Poshmark — Real Review

 Make Money Selling Clothes with Poshmark
 Make Money Selling Clothes with Poshmark

Can You Make Money with Poshmark?

Who wouldn’t like to have a little extra cash these days? Whether through your favorite side hustle, a part-time job, passive income via investments or any other means. One way I’ve found to make some extra money is with Poshmark. In today’s post, a Poshmark review, I’ll show you how I use Poshmark to buy and sell used brand named items online.

I started using Poshmark about two years ago when my wife started selling guitars on eBay. After posting some brand name items like purses and shoes on eBay I came across Poshmark, an app that was designed for those specific items.

I had to check it out so I signed up from a friend’s sign up code and got a free $5. Then I started listing some of the same stuff I had listed on eBay along with clothes that didn’t fit me any longer. I could’ve taken those clothes to a clothing resale shop where I would probably make $2 on each garment, or sell it on Poshmark for 400% more.

Naturally, I chose the latter.

I never planned on purchasing anything on the app until I came across a listing that was a win-win for me. It was an adorable sweater that was worn once and only listed for $11. The referral credit I had at the time was enough to cover the purchase, so I went for it.

Why would I ever go to a clothing resale shop again when I could use Poshmark? Plus, it was an excellent way for me to make money with a hobby of mine.

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