Monthly Archives: June 2014

Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2014

An encouraging characteristic of good habits, rituals, and regular exercises is that their descriptions and rationales don’t change. Welcome to my semi-annual review of my stocks, and an introduction that hasn’t changed much so copy and paste helps me balance … Continue reading

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7 Demons Of 7 Days – a guest post

The following is a guest post from an old friend. Alan Beckley and I started Boeing at almost the same time, had almost the same engineering job, both left Boeing early, and have led completely different lives – except that … Continue reading

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Replacing Housing Anxiety With Mortgage Relief

Relief – and it has only just begun. After a series of phone calls and emails I finally received the mortgage modification package that means I get to keep my house, my home. That’s what I hoped was in the … Continue reading

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But Not Yet

As I begin typing, we are less than eight hours away from the Summer Solstice, the beginning of summer (north of the Equator), the farthest the planet gets away from the Sun, and maybe the beginning of much better times. … Continue reading

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Social Media Really

Why? Why Like, Follow, Plus, Connect, or Subscribe to someone? Why not? It’s free, isn’t it? It’s worthless, isn’t it? Skip the pleas from Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and WordPress and Blogger. They aren’t free, really. They aren’t worthless, … Continue reading

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Full Speed Days

Ironies abound. Here I am, blogging about balancing life and money, wrote a book about it (Dream. Invest. Live.), am a case study in another one (Your Money or Your Life), and I’m launching into the last task of the … Continue reading

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Trends Shifting Stalwarts

Conventional wisdom held that investing in the stalwarts, the old blue chips, was the way to safely invest. Dull but successful. The market continues to hit new highs, mostly through the action of the biggest companies, that are more a … Continue reading

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I Think I Accept Bitcoins

I gave up trying to buy a BitCoin. I got a wallet instead; and I’m glad, even though it is empty. Welcome to the land of cryptocurrencies where of course you need a cryptowallet for your cryptocoins. Cryptocurrencies are intriguing. … Continue reading

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Corporations Meet Owners MVIS 2014

People crave stories, poems, plays on words. Analysts crave data. Investors deal in both. Investors in startups have so little data to pick from that investing becomes speculating. When words are the main source of information, it is best to … Continue reading

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Fresh Idea – Creepy Crawly Barrier

Fresh ideas, inventions that I pass along to the world. Maybe they already exist. Maybe they’re useful. Maybe they’re fun. As I type this, my neighborhood is experiencing our local version of biblical locusts. Our current scourge? Tent caterpillars. Tent … Continue reading

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