Tag Archives: frugality

The Great Resignation

(The following is an expansion of post from PretendingNotToPanic.com.) The middle class was born about 650 yeas ago. It wasn’t by governmental decree, though there were probably some declarations declared. It wasn’t by some great grass-roots organization, though there was … Continue reading

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A Home Loan To Retire Anxieties

A nice way to start the day, sending out a ‘thank you’ email, arranging to pay an overdue bill, contacting a doctor I actually enjoy visiting, and a hopefully scheduling a massage. Money makes things move. For several months I’ve … Continue reading

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A Three Month Long Country Music Song-ish

I almost moved. I’m not surprised that others have found it a necessity, and that others find that they can’t. Three months of unexpected financial weirdness seem to be almost over. Somewhere in those three months are enough episodes for … Continue reading

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Writing And Frugality

Which story is more important, yours or someone else’s? Civilization provides overwhelming opportunities to watch someone else’s story. That’s true with news, sports, shows, even documentaries. There’s more than enough out there, and yet, sometime there’s nothing to watch. I’ve … Continue reading

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A Jeep Dancing And Credit

Pardon me as I crack open a beer, because this story starts out like a country song. Don’t worry, no dogs die. A credit card did. Along the way there is a troublesome truck, dancing, and some impressive efforts from … Continue reading

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Signing up for Social Security

Mix good news and bad news and get mixed emotions. I signed up for Social Security, I think. Should I have waited? Sure. Should I have signed up earlier, definitely in retrospect. Was it easy or hard? Yes. No. It … Continue reading

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Thirty Steaks – Burp

Burp (figuratively.) A while ago I celebrated finances that were good enough that I could take advantage of a sale on bulk meat – Thirty Steaks. You can probably imagine my doctor’s carefully tempered reaction. Polite and professional, but I … Continue reading

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Off Grid Living In Town

Power! People were offering me power! And I turned them down, with thanks. One way to experience off-the-grid living is to move to a rural area where storms are common. Up comes the wind, down come the trees, out goes … Continue reading

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Popular Posts in 2020

Oh, what a year it was. Some of the topics I wrote about where: Politics, a pandemic, wildfires, storms, floods, changes in a social structure (including social media), health care, health insurance, Social Security, tea, writing, science fiction, real estate, … Continue reading

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Spending Time On Social Media

Posts making your crazy? Folks on Facebook revealing a bit too much about the values behind their facade? Tweets flittering by as if there can’t be content in a few dozen characters? LinkedIn seeming to be so dull that it … Continue reading

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