Tag Archives: personal finance

Soup Stock Versus Company Stock

It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving as I type this. (Apologies to those reading from the future.) Many things are on my mind, but on such a day two things dominate – besides the occasional burp. The bird is cooked, so … Continue reading

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NPTN Buyout Aftermath – Checking My Running List

How does that phrase go? “Last time on this show…” It is time for me to find a new investment because NPTN is selling, er, has been bought out. My previous post chronicled how I went from considering the entire … Continue reading

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NPTN Buyout Aftermath – Stock Screening Begins

It’s been a long time, but it is time for me to decide which stock to buy. Deciding which stocks to consider is so daunting that many give up and let someone else pick the stock, or the mutual fund … Continue reading

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NPTN Buyout – An MVIS-ish Legacy Ends

Yep. It’s another stock post. Something happened that I actually have to do something about. My style of investing is called Long Term Buy and Hold (LTBH). Circa 2000 I bought a stock, that spun off a stock, that was … Continue reading

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Five Years Later 2016-2021

I missed my cue! Five years and one month ago I wrote a post about what life could be like five years later, September 2021. Let’s have fun tearing apart my own predictions. (Allow me to remind you and me … Continue reading

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Trust Your Self

“Here you go, Tom. Here’s the car I want.” It was about ten years ago and a friend showed me a magazine ad for a Tesla. He laughed. He was part owner of a nice art gallery, but that meant … Continue reading

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Getting Better Slowly

Yay! Good news! Getting the loan on my house means a long string of long-delayed tasks can get done. Ah. What? A loan doesn’t equate to money in my account, which doesn’t translate to immediately paying off lots of bills, … Continue reading

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An Evening Off From Writing – Ha

But, but I have to write. It’s that time of night! Dinner is done, and for the past several months that’s meant turning off the ‘TV’ (really a Roku connected to a monitor and the internet, ‘TV’ takes fewer letters), … Continue reading

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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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