Family Financial Advice

In the last year, I’ve done a ton of research and experiments about investments. And though I don’t yet have much in the way of wealth, due to being partially vested in an employee stock options plan (pretty much by accident) when I was in my 20s, I do have some meager retirement savings to […]

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Advice to a fellow Author

I wrote a teeny little book, which is occasionally impressive to some. A friend recently reached out about help marketing his own book, and what he needed to do to make it “go viral” 🙂 After a friendly preamble, here was my response: I see that there are a few hurdles to getting your book […]

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Website Overhaul Advice

Some recent advice to a friend who is undergoing an update to her website. May it help you as well! Congrats on your upgrade decision! Sorry, I don’t know anyone in Pasadena who would be good to help, but hopefully this information will be useful. Here are the three WordPress training sites that I’ve heard […]

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Keeping it real while going digital (Part 2, To CD or Not to CD)

In my last post, we looked at an issue facing working musicians today: Should you make CDs just because you’re making a new album? Everybody’s different, so we asked a few questions to clarify how things are working right now, and the financial & emotional impacts of such a decision. Let’s look at how to proceed with that […]

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To CD, or not to CD…?

Should you make CDs just because you’re making a new album? Or, as my marvelously talented & beautiful friend Badi Assad recently asked me, “would it really matter to distribute an album in its physical form nowadays?”  I’ve explored this question for myself, my Dad, and dozens of other professional and semi-professional musician friends over the last […]

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