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Waiting And Tea

Step one (and two): fill the kettle and turn it on. Listen to it burble while beginning to type. There’s a lot waiting in this weird world. Even deciding to sit and sip a cup of tea takes time. Maybe … Continue reading

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Oh Know 2020

Oh, no. It looks like 2020 is going to be bumpier than 2019. Allow me to reflect on what I know about 2020, and what it may mean for personal finance, frugality, and planning. As for predicting the future – … Continue reading

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Yet Another Mortgage Story

I think this makes seven or eight, but without driving home and diving into decades-old statements I can only estimate that my little house, my home, has had over a half-dozen mortgage companies/servicers in just under thirteen years. About every … Continue reading

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Truly Scary Things

If only I could match the list of my scariest things to Julie Andrews singing My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music. Irony: The Sound of Music was about a family fleeing a government that shifted from a constitutional … Continue reading

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Billionaires Taxes And Perspective

A billion dollars is hard to visualize. And that’s a major understatement. Major. Understatement. Yet, billionaires are increasing their influence, increasing their numbers, and accumulating more of the world’s wealth. And then, there are taxes. And a fun idea to … Continue reading

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Panama Papers Impact

The Panama Papers join the bookshelf of exposes like the Pentagon Papers. If you haven’t already heard about it, you will. (Here’s a synopsis from my other blog, PretendingNotToPanic.com) This is big, and yet, this financial news may not effect … Continue reading

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Grind Grind Grind

Hey! How’d that happen? The first month of 2016 is almost over, already. One-twelfth of the year has gone by. Less than eleven months until Christmas. Only two and a half months until Tax Day (for those of us in … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Perspective

Fasten seat belts, or the mental equivalent. Today I read something that convinced me to put personal finance (the inspiration for this blog) in perspective. They’ve finally proved that the universe is weird. As if you didn’t know that, but … Continue reading

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Christmas Movies And Treasure

Christmas is not supposed to be about money. All that stuff with the money changers and the temple came much later. (Check the Bible for details.) Christmas has become what we’ve decided we want it to be – which means … Continue reading

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Digital Singularity Preparedness

The Digital Singularity is like an earthquake for someone living over a fault. It can feel silly thinking and preparing for it because, even though it can happen any day, it might not for years or decades. In both cases … Continue reading

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