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?"
This fall I coached my six year old daughter’s soccer team. It was my first time coaching anything, ever, and I really wasnt much of a soccer player as a kid. I’m sure I embarrassed my dad (who was my team’s coach) as I kicked daisies and stood back and watched the other kids making […]Read more "Top 10 tips for coaching 6 year old kid soccer"
I recently left my job and now need to obtain health insurance for my family of 4. Cobra insurance is available to me through my former employer, All Star Directories, at the rate of $893 a month for medical insurance and $143 for dental insurance, totaling a whopping $1,036 per month. So the question is: […]Read more "Is Cobra health insurance worth it?"