Monthly Archives: January 2012

Doing One Thing

I had plenty of time to replace that light bulb while the tea kettle got ready to boil. But it is an outdoor fixture, and the housing is secured with two screws, and there’s yet another windstorm blowing through the … Continue reading

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Splitting Stocks

Take a 20 ounce cup of tea and pour it into to two 10 ounce cups. Of course, the amount of tea hasn’t changed. The taste of the tea hasn’t changed. Microvision announced that it might split its stock (MVIS) … Continue reading

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Real World Trade DNDN

A friend described my style of investing as “Get Rich Slow.” He was assuring me that my book, Dream. Invest. Live. didn’t come across as a Get Rich Quick scheme. I like his assurance, but I add a caveat. Any … Continue reading

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Writer Weather

It’s snowing. Seattle is getting hit by two storms. First there is snow, even enough to warrant midwest levels of snowplowing. Next comes wind, according to the forecast, enough wind to topple trees and snap powerlines. The worst of the … Continue reading

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Sale Pricing

Sell the house, maybe. Sell the kayak, done. Money comes in from selling something, whether it is a thing or my time. The trick is finding the right price at the right time. My long orange kayak departed but only … Continue reading

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Feed The Bills

Long term buy and hold investing (LTBH) would be much easier if I could buy the stocks, sit somewhere for free in suspended animation for a few decades, and then live off the proceeds. Even a 1% return from bonds … Continue reading

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Whew Good News

That feels better. DNDN, the stock that’s most recently been driving my portfolio, was up over 60% this week. That doesn’t put everything back to bright and cheery, but it is a sign that the downside of the irrational market … Continue reading

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Doing Everything Right

A friend passed away this week. He was one of those people who did everything right. Until we evolve into transhumans, mortality will continue. Human or transhuman, rich or poor, young or old, a life is defined by how it … Continue reading

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