Now that we all carry smartphones 24/7 loaded with apps, some things in life have become simpler, others better. Here are some of my favorites apps, technologies and how I use them: Depositing checks from home. This has got to be one of the most amazing things ever. Take a picture of a check and whamo, its in […]Read more "My 10 favorite life hacks"
After years of neglect and 6 months of this blog being offline, I’m going to start blogging again. It’s actually sad to read the string of spammy posts that have accumulated here over the last 4 years. Well, I’m going to change that. I’ve got a snazzy new mobile friendly theme and am ready to […]Read more "Welcome back"
I was interviewed on DomainSherpa via Skype talking about how Jay Goldstein, Tom Blumer, me and the rest of the SeniorHomes.com team got to where we are today. Watch the interview here: http://www.domainsherpa.com/chris-rodde-seniorhomes-interview/Read more "Watch my Skype Interview about how we started SeniorHomes.com"
I recently participated as a judge in the UW Business Plan competition: a fun experience that I’d highly recommend to anyone with entrepreneurship in their blood. Some of the business plans I reviewed really stood out, others stumbled in a big way. I wrote up a short blog post about my top 5 tips for […]Read more "Top 5 Tips for Business Plan Competitions"
While I’ve seen worse customer service, a recent email exchange I had with the Wall Street Journal to suspend my subscription for a vacation was pretty bad. I attempted to suspend my subscription via their website and was unable to do so because I kept getting an error. I tried multiple times with 3 different […]Read more "Wall Street Journal: Great Paper, Bad Customer Service"
We recently closed our funding for SeniorHomes.com. The process of raising money was challenging and came with a ton of learning. Today, I published a full blog post on the top 11 lessons learned during our Series A fundraising on the SeniorHomes.com blog. Enjoy!Read more "How we funded SeniorHomes.com in a down economy"
I’ve been audited by the IRS, twice. Both times, after all was said and done, I owed nothing and there was little work involved on my part. I’m not a tax attorney or an accountant, so don’t take any advice from me at all without consulting with a professional (was that a legal disclaimer?) Here […]Read more "How I survived two IRS tax audits"
If you are looking to create a family budget, read on. We have tried several different ways of budgeting and only in the last nine months have found a plan that works. The budgeting system that finally worked for us it one that closely resembles a cash allowance. Here is how it works: We have totally stopped […]Read more "Best way to manage a family budget"
I was forwarded this great graduation speech by my dad. It’s a great read. We should all read these things more often. I looked to see if Butch has his own blog, but couldn’t find it, so I decided to post it myself. Butch Jimenez, head of PLDT’s media and strategic communications department, delivered this […]Read more "Great Graduation Speech"
Considering starting your 2 year old on skis? We did this and it went very well–our kids now 7 and 4 are great little skiers and love it. We started our daughter at the age of 3 and our son just before he turned 2. In both cases, my goal was to get them […]Read more "How young can kids ski?"