Between family, medicine, and commercial multifamily real estate, I have very little time to watch TV. However, since college I?ve become accustomed to falling asleep with the television on. Knowing this, my wife has taken the opportunity to work in a few series for us to watch together before falling asleep.
Recently, her show of choice was something called Married At First Sight. The premise of this reality show is to marry strangers and follow them with cameras for six weeks afterwards. Basically, it is a televised arranged marriage. The couples literally see each other for the first time as the bride walks down the aisle. [Read more…]
Last year, I was in Northern California scouting locations for my next series of multifamily real estate investing learning events.? My family and I were tired after a long day of driving and just starting to relax in the hotel when my oldest son said, ?Hey dad, do you know what is going to put hotels out of business someday?? [Read more…]
In fact, I do it pretty frequently.
Now before you go and question my professional competency, let me assure you that I went to a good medical school. I also completed a four-year residency in Emergency Medicine at a top-notch residency program. I was board-certified less than one year after finishing and have maintained that status ever since. [Read more…]
Not once, but twice!
How does the old saying go? ?Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.? Let me explain.
The first time was years ago when we were on our honeymoon in Venice, Italy. At that time, I was still drinking sodas. So everyday we would stop somewhere and get me a diet coke. [Read more…]
When dad was home, we were outside working with him. We chopped and stacked wood, built fences, mowed lawns, painted, and a whole host of other things. As a kid, it never really seemed like work being outside with dad. [Read more…]
I have had the distinct pleasure of serving so many of you through education as well as multifamily investment opportunities.
I hope that 2015 was a prosperous year for you as it has been for those of us investing in commercial multifamily real estate.
2016 is shaping up to be our best year yet. [Read more…]
Valley Medical Center was an iconic hospital and a great place to learn the craft of emergency medicine. It was an old TB hospital that eventually became Fresno?s county hospital. Sitting at the corner of Cedar and Kings Canyon avenues VMC was nothing to look at. However, the combination of rampant poverty, violent gangs, and severe shortages of both doctors and nurses, made it an ideal place to do residency.
In many ways, it was the wild west of medicine. [Read more…]
Minnesota was a completely different world for this California boy. The people were nice, the schools were great, but the winters were bitterly cold. [Read more…]
?Teach your children about taxes, eat 30% of their ice cream.?
The first time I heard it, I thought it was brilliant!
Many doctors would argue that to be an underestimation of their tax burden. When you consider federal income tax, state taxes, payroll taxes, sales tax, property tax, gas tax, and all of the other governmental fees and taxes some will claim they pay up to 50% of their income in taxes.
With all of this in mind, I set out to perform a social experiment on my kids. I was determined to teach them about taxes – and eat some ice cream to boot. [Read more…]