Although I was raised five blocks away from the fictional Mcdowell’s in Queens, New York (for those who are not familiar with the location and restaurant, you must see the movie ‘Coming to America’), I’ve been a resident of Southern California for the past 25 years.
I have been married to my better half, Jenny, for nearly a decade and together with our daughter, we enjoy the wide breadth of activities that Angelenos can take advantage of: hiking in the San Gabriel mountains, exploring multicultural culinary options, and visiting world class museums. But my family also shares the same challenges and concerns like everyone else – how do we best take care of our current financial needs (hello! daycare costs), and also prepare for our family’s long term future (when can we retire and relax already?).