Sebastian Rodrigues

Sebastian is co-blogger at Money Saved is Money Earned. He emigrated from India in his 20's with $15 in his pocket. Despite facing adversity in his early life, Sebastian is an early retired Senior Financial Analyst for the City of Portland. He has owned his home free and clear for 15 years, has had income properties, put three kids through college, and travels to India regularly, all without a six figure income.

Black Friday shopping

Black Friday Shopping Tips to Avoid a Red Friday for Your Wallet

Here we are again. Black Friday. Touted as the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday also bears distinction as the beginning of holiday season shopping and is a crucial time of year for the economy. In fact, around 30% of yearly retail sales happen between Black Friday and Christmas. However, Black Friday still …

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Westin Vacation Ownership

Is Westin Vacation Ownership Worth the Cost?

Sebastian here. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a presentation for Westin Vacation Ownership. I have been through other timeshare presentations before, and aside from my curiosity about Westin’s version, I thought it would be interesting to give my take in a post. Tawnya also had the opportunity to sit through a WorldMark …

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