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Three years, and still no paperweight

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As I write this, tomorrow is my third wedding anniversary, which loyal readers of this column will know marks a milestone, because it was around the time I got married that I stormed out of my corporate job and decided to adopt a cool real estate life. The transition from employee to freelancer opened doors I'd never expected -- including the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to write a book -- but it caused all sorts of emotional and financial turmoil, too. A year ago, I wrote "the first goal is, of course, stay married." Unless something absolutely catastrophic happens in the next three hours -- and no newlywed worth their salt is going to absolutely rule that out -- we've got that one covered. Ivan claims the character of the loyal and long-suffering husband is underplayed in this column, so let me say publicly: Honey, thank you. Hubby got promoted, too, which is a fact I'm as proud of as any '50s wife. For me, last year was my first full year working real estat...