Author Archives: Tom Trimbath

About Tom Trimbath

consultant / entrepreneur / writer / photographer / speaker / aerospace engineer / semi-semi-retired More info at: https://trimbathcreative.wordpress.com/about/ and at my amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0035XVXAA

Super Bowl Ads 2019

Silly as it sounds, I watch the Super Bowl ads for insights into personal finance. Want to see who has the biggest marketing campaign? Want to gauge the country’s mood? Want to check for trends in discretionary spending? Yep. Watch … Continue reading

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Gathering Revised Plans

I laughed. I danced. I almost cried. What a weekend. For the last few days I attended a conference/seminar/think tank/gathering of diverse people. I learned more from what wasn’t said than what was said. A lot of assumptions, institutions, and … Continue reading

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Recovery – Paying Off The Credit Card

I’ve been looking forward to getting this bill in the mail. Finally, my credit card balance is paid off – almost. I’ll start this blog by finishing a cup of black tea that’s a leftover from today’s work, and switch … Continue reading

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Turning Sixty

I can’t remember when I was born. There’s a birth certificate, which in today’s bureaucratic world proves it happened. I can’t remember turning ten. There may have been a party, I can only remember one from childhood, but I don’t … Continue reading

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You Are Helping Write A Book

If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ve been helping me write a book. Helping others isn’t always a conscious act. Readers have help writers. Patrons influence artists. Customers define companies. Citizens vote for politicians. OK, so maybe the analogy has … Continue reading

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Popular Posts In 2018

What was popular in 2018? In the rest of the world it was probably something about a celebrity that did a thing that no one will remember, either the thing or the celebrity, a hundred years from now. Humans, we’re … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2018

From me (slightly edited from previous posts); “Decades ago (was it really that long?), I started following Peter Lynch’s example by regularly seeing if I could describe each of my investments simply. The idea was that, if an investor can’t … Continue reading

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Unexpected Favorite Gifts

“What was your favorite gift this year?” I overheard that at the office, the day after Christmas. Thoughts run faster than words, and my mind sprinted along, but without gaining traction. About the time I was wondering at not having … Continue reading

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Four Leaky Customer Service Stories

See that intense blog on the radar? Blue is misty. Green is showery. Yellow is rainy. Red is oh deary, dear. My house and its somewhat aged roof is under a bit of that yellow and in the path of … Continue reading

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Expense Report – Winter Update

Out with the old. In with the new. It has taken more than ten months for me to hopefully improve my heating situation. Early this year, AmeriGas charged me $3.989 per gallon for propane. The competition was charging under $2. … Continue reading

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