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Borrow A Bowl For A Bash

Borrow a bowl! Why yes, I’d be happy to. Why borrow a bowl? Because I had something to celebrate. A community helped, which meant the celebration would be more than just me. That sounded like a party, a bash. Got … 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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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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Easy Bits

Don’t do it all at once – if you have the choice. In investing, you have that choice. People get spooked by thoughts of having to make a major life-long obligation, or by worries of losing everything. Have you heard … Continue reading

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Optimism And Pessimism Dance

Nearly the end of the year. So much to do. So much to review. Past and present bumping into each other as if they are dancing to two different songs. Past wisdom shows signs of relief. Hard work may begin … Continue reading

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Dumb Luck Fixes Frozen Pipes

It dropped into the teens for a few nights. Cold weather happens around Seattle, but down by sea level the water moderates the temperature – usually. Occasionally, a bit of Alaska drops in for a visit. Houses built for beach … Continue reading

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A Believe It Or Not Party

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the party. The dancing was memorable, as always. It was “A Believe It Or Not Party”, held because waiting for a big reason to celebrate was taking too long. Life shouldn’t be held … Continue reading

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Value Planning

Plan for the future? Sure. Lately, I’ve been planning for the next hour or day. Planning for my far future, like next year, only happens if I want to get a headache. Long term life plans for coming decades are … Continue reading

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Dramastic

Isn’t the English language marvelous? It’s been said that it never turned away a word, so it arguably has the largest vocabulary of any common language. Besides, if Stephen Colbert can make up words, so can I. I made up … Continue reading

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A Possible Prelude Of Optimism

I have a litany of optimism. Regular readers have read it before: stocks, consulting, books, photos, house sale, windfalls. I’ve spent the last three years recovering from stagnant finances that then imploded. My litany of optimism has been a daily … Continue reading

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