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Rio é para amantes

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I was inspired by this display of affection and so I couldn’t resist taking this photo.  To me, there is nothing more romantic than such an overt expression of love.  I took this picture while walking along Ipanema Beach and it’s why I truly feel, that “Rio is for lovers.”

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Occupy Wall Street

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One day last fall, I ventured over to Zuccotti Park where protesters of the Occupy Wall Street movement had set up their base camp.  As someone who has spent their entire career on Wall Street and by definition falls into the class divide of the one percent, I am a part of the very establishment protested by this movement.

The Value of a Bonus

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A Wall Street compensation package consists of an annual base salary plus a bonus of cash and company stock.  This bonus however, is more than just a monetary reward – it is also a message from your employer – a statement of your value to your company.

The trip of a decade

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When I turned 40, I decided that the next ten years of my life should be filled with excitement and adventure.  I wasn’t exactly sure of how to do this, but I knew that a good starting point would be – to get the hell outta New Jersey.  So, I set out a resolution for myself:  over the next ten years, I …