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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2020

Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2020 Six months ago, who thought the world would look like this? (Let me check my notes. Nope. I was reading about but didn’t start writing about the pandemic until February 2020.) Six months from now, … Continue reading

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After Covid – June 2020 Guesses

It has been happening for the last month, articles about what will be different after Covid-19/coronavirus is done. Most know we won’t go back to the old normal. But no one can accurately predict the future except by chance. Regardless … Continue reading

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Challenging A Fundamental Assumption

A common response many have in retrospect; The Soviet Union will live forever. Of course it didn’t. Africa shattered into even more nations after the colonizers left. Naturally. The European Union may no longer be a union. Well, it never … Continue reading

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Virus Interest Rate Oil Elections Change

We’ll get through this. (Reality check. Most of us will get through this; but that’s true of every moment. None of us are immortal, yet.) Opening a bottle of dishwashing detergent reminded me of other threats that we got through, … Continue reading

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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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Bread And Circuses

What are you and your friends talking about most: climate change, impeachment, social injustice, the economy? These are important issues, and they aren’t alone considering soil depletion, extinction events, and various – oh, you can probably fill in with your … Continue reading

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Poised

“to hold supported or suspended without motion in a steady position” – Merriam-Webster We stand poised. The world feels weird because it is shifting eras. Anachronistic cultures continue, for a while. Uncertain cultures are being defined. The previous tide tries … Continue reading

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Trade Wars Ugh

Trade wars. For many people they are abstract news items, reasons to cheer or complain. They’re real, and sail past my house and cruise through my portfolio. Global news can affect personal finances, even if isn’t your job that’s affected. … 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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