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The Ride Through Poland

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I landed in Warsaw where I was met my uncle, or cousin – I’m actually not sure how we are related, but it’s clear by the way he drives that we are family. The road was long and we sat at the border for over two hours – this made me rethink the decisions of …

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I Love Ukraine

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On Tuesday, my Aunt Irene called me to wish me a Happy Birthday. “I’m in London” I told her, but on Friday morning, I am heading out, to Ukraine. She asked me if I was scared for my safety because of the political unrest. I can’t say that I’m not at all concerned, but I …

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The Power of Me

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For the better part of a decade, I have hinged my beliefs on the idea that there is a master plan already laid out for each of us, and all we have to do, is simply live it. I also believed, that a spiritual force guides all that happens, and whether you call it God, …

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The Banking Strangler

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In the wake of the financial crisis, the federal government has implemented a sprawling piece of legislation known as Dodd-Frank. This legislation consists of over 400 new rules that will change the framework of the entire banking industry and will ultimately hurt you – the consumer.

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The New Cold War

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Although the Cold War ended over two decades ago, I would argue that the events of the last several days are an indication that a new Cold War may be igniting.  The events which I am course referring to, is the Russian invasion of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.  This invasion is much more endemic of a …