Working in finance is incidental to my career. It just so happens I speak three languages: English, Spanish, and money. I get excited when I tell stories in these vernaculars. I use them to interest people in the things they otherwise wouldn’t see. I bring meaning out of numbers.

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The instructor pointed to an exponential curve on the graph. Thirty of us sat in the room, listening and studying the magic purple line. I was the youngest there by five years at least. Honestly, I was probably twenty years below the average. There was a lot of experience around me, but my eyes were […]

It was 28 degrees when he rolled the window down. “This is the first time I’ve been in a car with the window down in nine years.” We sat in my pickup, humming along route 90. Patchy snow whizzed past our periphery. The trees were without leaves and the sky was a brittle blue. We […]

If there’s one basic metric for your personal finance, it’s your budget. It’s the first thing I do with a new client after hi and hello. Until we know exactly how much discretionary income there is to play with (the amount you have left), it’s difficult to make decisions. Your budget gives you a realistic idea of whether or not you can handle the goal your considering.

August 22nd – 3:30 pm The doctor tilted back his head and looked through his glasses. “Are you exercising regularly?” His fingers were cold under my jaw. We stood in a tan room with florescent lighting. I answered his questions as he inspected me like a prized horse. The stethoscope slid across my chest under […]

I pulled onto the highway outside New York City, blasting Shipping up to Boston, by the Dropkick Murphy’s. ‘Blasting’ is an overstatement, since there was a gaping hole where my car radio used to be. My iPhone rested on the seat instead. The truck was no great shakes, but it carried all my belongings on […]

Closure is important to me. Like the two years of my life spent in Honduras, I would like to be a short chapter of righteousness in a much longer story… Leaving Every time I remember leaving Honduras, I get shots of anxiety in my system. The circumstances under which we left were not normal, although […]

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