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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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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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Valuing MVIS Looking Back And Forward

Rarely do I write about one topic so much in so short a time, but MicroVision is in a unique situation. Watching several videos and reading dozens of posts since the earnings report inspired the following perspective on perspectives. “OMG, … Continue reading

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Lessons With LTBH Via MVIS

A stock goes up over fifty percent in a week, and people get curious about it. Why? What happened? Should I do anything about it? Well, I’m not a certified or professional financial advisor so I won’t answer what you … Continue reading

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Just Keep Pedaling – Twenty Years Later

What a weird and wild ride it was and has been, both on the bicycle and in my life. Twenty years ago I rode across America from an island north of Seattle (San Juan Island) to an island south of … Continue reading

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Turning Sixty

I can’t remember when I was born. There’s a birth certificate, which in today’s bureaucratic world proves it happened. I can’t remember turning ten. There may have been a party, I can only remember one from childhood, but I don’t … Continue reading

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IRA And 59 And A Half

I should’ve listened to my intuition, even back then. When I retired early at 38, I hesitated to roll my 401K into an IRA because I suspected the tax benefits might not materialize. I was right. As a few financial … Continue reading

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Tell A Story

We aren’t Vulcans, I suspect. (If any true Vulcans are reading this blog, WOW!) Facts, data, and logic may rule bank accounts and portfolio totals; but people are inspired by stories. I’ve heard a few stories about plans for careers … Continue reading

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Five Years From September 2016

The following post will be the straight line of a joke where we get to hear the punch line five years later. I’ve been lucky enough to be part of a conversation and series of meetings about the economic sustainability … Continue reading

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Marijuana And Experiments In Life

Marijuana has been available in Washington State for two years. Sales of recreational marijuana exceeded $1B in Washington State. That’s a celebration that celebrates itself. If champagne celebrated its anniversary, would it open a beer? Of course, not. Yet, marijuana … Continue reading

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