Tag Archives: Retirement

Stress Socks It To Myself

I did a silly thing. I put on my socks. That’s how I tweaked my back. That’s how I know I’ve been carrying too much stress for too long. A bit of stress is good. A lot of stress is … Continue reading

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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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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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Telling Retirement Tales

Tomorrow night I tell a tale. The tale I’ll tell will be of a year of life in nature in near-wilderness. The fact that I was able to triple the task and turn it into a series is also a … Continue reading

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You Are Not Your Job

A friend lost a job. How often have you heard that one? How often has it been their fault? Lately, losing a job means a corporation downsized, outsourced, or randomly re-organized. Decades ago losing a job probably meant doing something … Continue reading

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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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