Monthly Archives: December 2011

Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2011

Before I began typing this introduction to my semi-annual exercise, I poured myself a cup of Passion, a tea mixed and blended by my friends at Dandelion Botanical. I still have a passion for individual investing, but this has been … Continue reading

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Stymied Donations

I’m stymied. That’s a word I rarely use. An amazing community response to a local Christmas Day tragedy led me to thinking about how much it would cost to ease many woes. Is there sufficient wealth to substantially fund the … Continue reading

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Gifting Mirrors

Some gifts are as good to give as they are to get. Some don’t even have a price. ‘Tis the season, and this season is unique. I’ve never done so little shopping. I’m giving out presents, but more of them … Continue reading

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Year End Celebration

Last night I attended my first Hanukkah. Latkes were eaten. (Thank you spell check.) The candles were lit. A song was sung. I appreciated the invite to such a multi-cultural setting. Friends share simple pleasures and that is sweet and fun. … Continue reading

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Friend Businesses

I was turned down for a job yesterday. Don’t worry. Finding the right job is like finding the right house. You only need one, even though it makes sense and can be fun checking out lots of them. (And feel … Continue reading

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Global Net Worth

What’s the world worth? Net worth is assets minus liabilities. If the bank account is bigger than the mortgage, net worth is probably positive unless some big surprises lurk. The economic crisis revolves around discussions of debt. The Occupy Movement … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

Living in the moment is espoused because the moment is the only reality. Patience is a virtue, and has been proved by The Marshmellow Experiment. Those are two ideas that each hold value, but they create a tension, especially when … Continue reading

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Tapping Well

Rats. I had to do it. I transferred money out of my IRA. Penalties, emotional and financial, loom. I’m not the only one. Some have it much worse as they too look for income, some of them without savings. A … Continue reading

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Links to Gifts 2011

By request, which caught me by surprise, I’ve put together this short list to the various online places where my books and photos are available. Evidently, some people, some shoppers, would like to see all of the possibilities in one … Continue reading

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Walls Fall

I discontinued my satellite service last year. (TV Less) Most of the news was commentary instead of reporting and the ads carried themes of either fear or unrealistic excess. My life became quieter. My stress reduced. I’m feeling much healthier … Continue reading

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