Bigger Picture, Financial Planning

Why I Want To Be Naked

“Using trust as a competitive advantage, modern firms are guided by transparency, ownership of attention, and consistent communication with current and prospective clients. We call them Naked Brands.” Sorry for the click bait…what I should have said is Why I Want RLWM (soon to be RLSWM) To Be A “Naked Brand”…but that wouldn’t have been as attention-grabbing. Early in my…

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Memorial WOD for Artie Stevens

CrossFitters can be annoying–we post pictures of torn hands, sweat angels, and our workouts. We constantly talk about PRs, our Paleo snacks, and macronutrient counts. I get why non-CrossFitters don’t always like us. But, no matter how annoying we can be with our love for CrossFit, one thing cannot be denied, CrossFitters are a part of an amazing community. Today,…

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Introducing Silas Castelli

I’ve been meaning to write this for about a week now, but I’ve been preoccupied, with good reason. Halloween was an eventful day for my family. After taking Roman (Carlos from Disney’s The Descendants) and Leo (Steph Curry) around the neighborhood to trick-or-treat, I came home to find my wife having contractions about 6-7 minutes apart; they had started earlier…

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Why You’ll Find Me On Twitter

Twitter may not have figured everything out yet, but this morning they reported a better than expected sales number and an increase in the all-important monthly users. Who knows what this means for the long term, but in honor of Twitter’s big morning, I wanted to share why the service is so important to me. News. First and foremost, Twitter is…

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Financial Planning Isn’t a Dance

“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, because an artful life requires being prepared to meet and withstand sudden and unexpected attacks.” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 7.61 as found in The Daily Stoic September 20th reading. I used to work for an advisor whose favorite line was, “financial planning is an art, not a science”; I’ve always liked that quote,…

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An Official Logo for All About Your Benjamins

I’ve been at this blog for awhile now, so I decided it was time to get an official logo. It’s taken a little while, but I’m super pumped with the final design. A big thank you to everyone whom provided feedback on the different logos I shared, I really appreciate it!Disclaimer: Nothing on this blog should be considered advice, or recommendations.…

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