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The Things We Used To Love

August 24, 2015

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Before this day is over, I want you to go do something you love. Something you stopped doing for one reason or another. Life changes, jobs change, you got married, had kids, moved, income goes up and down and sideways, our friends change and on and on. Some of our most favorite activities in the […]

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Why My 9 Year Old Is Taking Over My Appliance Business

April 30, 2015

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Because he wants to. I know that might sound crazy, but after shadowing me around the past 2-3 years, going with me on hundreds of deliveries, helping me diagnose, repair, clean and paint hundreds of machines, he really enjoys the used appliance business. As hard as that is to imagine, a particular work becomes more […]

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Starting Over in Hawaii

April 14, 2015

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Some days I’m overcome with how incredible this place is with the warm weather, surfing and laid back lifestyle. Other times I’m in tears because of how difficult some of the adjustments can be. Moving a family of seven thousands of miles away to an island is a crazy roller coaster of an experience. So […]

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Our Move to Hawaii

February 19, 2015

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After seven years of hard work, and about six months of preparation for the move, our family of seven arrived this past week in Hawaii to start the next chapter of life. The journey has been exhausting, stressful, sad, exciting, liberating and incredibly worth it. In this post I’m going to share with you a […]

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Your Mobile Provider Isn’t Worth a Year of Your Life

December 9, 2014

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An entire year of my life. I finally snapped. It happened when I realized that by the time I turned 60 years old, I would have spent an entire year of my life working just to pay for the “privilege” of using Verizon’s cell phone network. I have been paying $155 a month for me […]

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Why I Spent a Week Working Outside in a Bitterly Cold Windstorm

November 13, 2014

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I struggled to hold on to the paintbrush in my hand. My face hurt, my lips were chapped, my hands were numb. I had been outside for hours in freezing temperatures and consistent 30-40 mph winds. My goal was to get all the trim put up and finished around all the new windows on our […]

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We Are Moving Back to Hawaii

September 18, 2014

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Why not now? I was finally able to ask that question this past summer. I looked over at my wife one evening and asked her why not now? I told her that I thought we could make the move. Our goals had been reached. A smile quickly came over her face, and I knew that […]

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How Craigslist Can Be the Ultimate Part Time Job

September 2, 2014

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If you are looking for a part time job right now, stop for a moment and read this post. I believe everyone looking for part time work should consider Craigslist for many reasons. You have total control over what days you work, how many hours, and how much money you make.  You can bring your […]

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Why My Kids Are Learning To Work

July 8, 2014

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The greatest athletes in the world start training when they are young. The greatest musicians start taking lessons when they are children. Some of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world were starting businesses when they were teenagers. To become great at something, it takes a lot of time and effort. Habits that children learn when […]

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8 Reasons You Should Start a T-Shirt Business

June 30, 2014

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Five months ago we launched ApplianceSchool.com to help people start their own appliance business  and the response has been amazing. We have students from all over the US and Canada who have already built successful businesses. It’s a great feeling to have helped people start their own businesses, earn a great living, set their own […]

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