Monthly Archives: June 2011

Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2011

Welcome to my exercise routine. I finished posting my review of my stocks, as I do every six months. The methodical part of me decided that the end of June and the end of December were the most appropriate times. … Continue reading

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My Semi Annual Process

It’s the end of June and time for me to dive into my portfolio. Some may find this dull, but this is the work that comes closest to answering the frequently asked question, “So Tom, how do you do it?”. … Continue reading

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Not Bad Is Not Good

“Hey, that’s not so bad.” It took me decades to realize that “not so bad” does not equal good. Anxious is not the same as eager. Feeling better is not the same as feeling well. Saving is not the same … Continue reading

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Unconsciously Committed

A word can crystalize a collection of thoughts. Over the last few weeks I’ve considered my financial situation and my options. Pick through my posts and you’ll find many of the threads. I was headed to some conclusion but suddenly … Continue reading

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Saturday Job Reprise

Saturday morning, up at 5AM, that was my dad’s version of sleeping in. When I was a kid my dad worked six days a week putting my brothers through college and getting ready to send me there too. Saturdays were … Continue reading

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Do No Harm

In retrospect, scheduling acupuncture on Monday and a dentist visit on Tuesday was lining up two ways to get poked with little bits of sharp metal. The one that involved the most needles was relaxing and less expensive. The other … Continue reading

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Lottery Ticket Stocks

Do you play the lottery? Spend a dollar on a ticket and buy hope and the chance to win much more. Millionaires have been made that way. Most millionaires got there through inheritance, hard work, or investing. Lottery tickets aren’t … Continue reading

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2011 My Space Remorse

A popular photograph was released by NASA this week: the space shuttle docked with the space station. They’ve both been around for years, but it wasn’t until this week that they both were captured in one close-up. Two American space … Continue reading

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Tell Me More Addendum

The late night inspired addendum to Tell Me More: If what you had to say resonated with 100 people, would you say it? Picture them sitting in front of you arrayed in ten rows of ten seats. That’s a nice … Continue reading

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Tell Me More

Ideas and stories are insubstantial, numerous, and we only hear a few. No wonder my passions are people and ideas. Occasionally I’ll launch into monologue when I find a receptive audience. Maybe that’s why I enjoy teaching and speaking, and … Continue reading

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