Monthly Archives: February 2014

Costs Up Benefits Down

I’m insured. Obamacare says so! Oops. No, I’m not. Oh wait, maybe I am again. Hours on the phone and I’ve noticed two consequences: their music is better, and I’m spending more money than I expected. Another thing has been … Continue reading

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Questioning When To Sell

Celebrate the lucky friend who bought his first stock within the last couple of months, and then watched it double in a day, and who knows that it can be worth a lot more. Is it already time to sell … Continue reading

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Almost News For MicroVision

Good morning! This wake up call is brought to you by a very happy fellow shareholder. I got a call before 7am. Good thing I was already up, sort of. The network of friendly MVIS shareholders, which for years has … Continue reading

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Balanced Optimism

They liked my house! They didn’t buy it, but they liked it.  At least they liked it more than one of the other houses in the neighborhood. Friends frequently comment on my upbeat attitude in the midst of financial mayhem. … Continue reading

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Welcoming Motivation

Engage motivation! Some days there’s an urgency which makes motivation easier. Today’s post is pushed along by 40 mph winds across the Sound and the resultant flickering lights. Must post before the power goes out. Most days though, motivation is … Continue reading

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Total Perspective Shift

The philosophical underpinning for today comes from the Hithchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Welcome to the “Total Perspective Vortex“. ” . . . the TPV is now used as a torture and (in effect) killing device on the planet Frogstar. … Continue reading

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Money Sitting Still

Can you believe it? I actually have money that’s not in the market. It must be invested, right? Nah. There’s a time to move and a time to sit; and with money it is possible to do both. Personal finance … Continue reading

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Frugal Disaster Preparedness

Even before last weekend’s post my intuition suggested I should cancel most of my plans for the week. I made a trip to the store, bought lots of soup ingredients and oranges, and lined up low expectations. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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Your Moving Money Game

A toast to the Seahawks. I heard that they won. Maybe someday I’ll watch a replay. I worked through The Game because it was the best way to spend my time. Then, after my work was done, I watched the … Continue reading

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