5 Gift Ideas for the Business Traveler

In the spirit of helping you find fun gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season, I’ve compiled a short list of business travel essentials that I love.

Also, I’ve included some that I have on my “want” list (maybe I’m hoping Santa will see my blog – does he get wi-fi in the North Pole?)

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15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years

During late 2013 while I was traveling out-of-town for work, my wife Nicole found our “forever house”.

This home had everything she was looking for including an attached garage, open floor plan, updated kitchen, walk-in closet and a big backyard on a half-acre lot.  She told me that this was THE ONE and as soon as I got home from out-of-town, I had to see it.

My wife has excellent taste and the majority of the time we are in sync. I wasn’t worried about liking it. I was worried about getting a BIG OLE MORTGAGE to pay for it!

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Make Money on Airbnb

About a month ago, my wife Nicole and I were at a wedding for one of our good friends.  At our table, I struck up a conversation with a random guy named Victor Mangona.  I discovered that Victor and his wife Kate are both doctors and they live in a swanky part of Dallas called Highland Park.  Victor and I got to chatting about their adventures in real estate investing as their new side business.

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6 Family First Tips for Business Travelers


I’ve been in the corporate event marketing business for a little over 12 years now.  It’s a fun industry to be part of.  The thrill of a live event, being a part of a global product launch and traveling around the world can be very exciting.

That life can also be quite draining on your relationship with your family.

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5 Reasons to Choose a 15-Year Mortgage

3 years ago, Nicole and I moved into our forever house.  It was love at first sight.

Compared to our previous 1,100 square foot bungalow, this new tri-level home had a bigger yard, an open floor plan and neighbors that became instant friends of ours.

When it came time to choosing the mortgage, we didn’t want our dream home to turn into a nightmare.

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How to Fight Cancer as a Family

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1 million people in the United States get cancer each year.  Globally, that number rises to around 15 million people.

As sad as those statistics are, they are just that … only statistics.  Until cancer effects you, your family or someone close to you, you don’t realize the seriousness of the disease.  At least that was the case with me.

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Honey, I died.  Here’s what to do with the life insurance money.

Hello Nicole.  I’m not really dead.

Sorry about that spooky title.

But if I do die unexpectedly, I want you to give you and the kids a clear path to feel safe and well taken care of …

Hence why I’m writing this letter to you today …

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