And then they were Four…

We recently welcomed our 2nd child into the world. Mom, baby, and big brother are doing well.

Here are a few obligatory baby photos, and for those interested, a cost breakdown and overview of a Taiwan birth and luxury postpartum experience.

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Cashing Out Our Rewards Points

Accumulating rewards points is a great hobby. Redeeming them for world travel and adventure even more so.

But we are unlikely to travel before 2022, what with a global pandemic and the recent expansion of our family.

As such, I’ve cashed out all of our flexible rewards points… we can earn more later, and the cash out options were enticing.

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Find Unclaimed Assets

free money

When you are practicing social distancing and self-isolation, finding new pandemic hobbies is one way to keep positive.

One exciting option I used was finding unclaimed assets that were owed to us – 10 minutes of effort yielded $82.20.

Maybe you have some free money out there with your name on it!

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Summertime Mini-Adventures 2020

The past several years we spent the summer jetting around the globe for grand adventures… Costa Brava, Provence, Hoi An, Bali, rural Minnesota…

… but Winnie’s pregnancy is now in the 3rd trimester so travel isn’t really something we aspire to. And there is that global pandemic thing still raging… so this year we are mostly nesting, but also slipping in a few mini-adventures in Taiwan (aka a COVID-free island sanctuary.)

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So That’s What It Feels Like to Lose $1 Million

My investing career has spanned some incredibly interesting timeframes – the Internet bubble burst of 2000, the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic… each unique, but with one strong commonality – in every one of them I lost what felt like a great deal of money.

But this time it truly is different in one regard… this is the first time I’ve been able to say,

“Huh, so that’s what it feels like to lose one million dollars.”

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