Tag Archives: Great Recession

Contemplating Negative Interest Rates

Sounds weird, but it is true, and has been for a while. Bonds and mortgages are being sold that have negative interest rates. Ready for that on your credit card? Probably won’t happen, but I’ve been squinting at articles and … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2019

From my 2018 end of year portfolio review: “Within the next six months I won’t be surprised to hear good news from: Asterias (under its new ownership of BTX) as their treatment for damaged nerves progresses, Geron as it makes … Continue reading

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Better Taxes In 2019

Finally, good news on tax day. Every year, filing income taxes provides yet one more data point in my roller coaster ride through America’s wealth classes. This year, despite making just about the same as the last few years, I … Continue reading

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If Only The Money Was There

I got my hair cut today. I’d show it off, but Google auto-updated my Chromebook in a way that disabled the camera (something we now assume should be part of a normal computer.) Trust me. Diana at Chops did a … Continue reading

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Economics Recessions Elections And Prognostications

So, what do you think will happen next? There’s only one word in that question with more than one syllable. Such simple words are signs of ancient origins. We’ve probably always asked that question. The world is weirder and changing … Continue reading

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US Constitution Day 2018

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, … Continue reading

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Fighting Depression

At various times, I’ve been cautioned not to write about this, but a string of news stories, fresh data, and conversations with friends came together for this post. It is not easy to write. Challenging taboos isn’t easy. Exposing vulnerabilities … Continue reading

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Corporations Meet Owners MVIS 2018

Another year, another stockholders meeting. Another exercise in that dissonance between being able to own a piece of a corporation in America, while being treated as an inconvenience, and dismissed – unless a question is innocuous and positive. One key … Continue reading

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A Day In The Gig Economy – 2018

I thought it was silly when I first heard a futurist predict that the next generation would have seven careers in their life. Retirement would take on a new meaning. Allow me to take this opportunity to count whether I … Continue reading

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I Found My Sign

Live around creative people and never be bored – and be ready for surprises. I was surprised by a friend’s creativity that produced something fun and useful, and that is going to change. He gave me a sign, one with … Continue reading

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