Tag Archives: Retirement

Tolerate Risk Or Not

Fear freezes people. It works for fawns. Not so well for opossums, at least since we showed up. Fear is tied to risk and risk can’t be avoided. Risk is also personal. Understanding my risk tolerance is why my bio … 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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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2013

Back by popular demand, but mostly because I do this anyway, it’s my semi-annual review of my stocks. For over a decade I’ve ended every June and December with a simple exercise: in a few sentences, well, maybe a few … 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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Poverty Recovery Retirement

Celebrate! This is worth much more than a cupcake. Today I wrote myself a check. The check was the largest I’ve ever written from my business to me. Maybe, maybe, I can convince the mortgage company to renegotiate my mortgage … Continue reading

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Retiring One Percent

Are you part of the 1%? How about the 10%? I don’t dwell on it. A person is a person, regardless of their money. Power within society correlates with money, but Gandhi proved that wasn’t an absolute. Extreme inequities aren’t … Continue reading

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Early Harvests

It is harvest time, a little early for harvest festivals, but gardeners are already trying to cook, freeze, can, dry, or give away crops that are coming in faster than they can eat them. That’s a good year. In lean … Continue reading

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Words For Woes And Wows

Take notes. If your life is like most, you aren’t bored, incredible changes are rearranging your life, and you can’t count on your past to predict your future. We live in a time of great stories and, as a non-fiction … Continue reading

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Pushing The Levers

This year set a record. My photos were on display and for sale every month through various venues. Nice coverage, and a compliment because most of the exhibits were by request. Today I sit beside my art outside Fine Balance … Continue reading

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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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