Tag Archives: YMOYL

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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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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Frugal Frustrations

I found a variation on one of my writer’s acronyms: IIHMTIWHMIS If I Had More Time I Would Have Made It Shorter. Do you realize I have published over a million words by now? And today a friend suggested I … Continue reading

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Get A Job Do Less

Good news everybody! I got a job! Add that to the other one and I’m three-quarters of the way to half-time employment. If I keep this up I’ll be able to work a lot less. Yesterday I signed a contract … Continue reading

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Crossover Into A New World

We’ve reached the end of the stone calendar. Time to reset the Mayan clock back to zero. Considering everything I’ve been going through, waking up to a brand new world is appealing. Let me check; yep, looks about the same. … Continue reading

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Transition Assistance

It is a drumming rain this morning. Puget Sound weather was known for persistent drizzle with occasional sun breaks. It was good weather for rainbows. Lately, I’ve noticed a change. The environment is getting wetter, windier, and wilder. The meteorologists … Continue reading

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Serendipity Aboard Adventuress

Well, that didn’t go according to plan, and that happens every time serendipity is involved. It was fun. Let’s do it again! Thursday evening I was on a tall ship under full sail, the boat heeled over to the gunwales, … Continue reading

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Am I Financially Independent

I am a personal finance case study. Turn to the back of the new edition of Your Money or Your Life (page 292 of YMOYL I think) and you can find a short description of my life as an FI-er … Continue reading

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Sketching Life

This week we held a board meeting for The New Road Map Foundation, an organization that advocates financial literacy for individuals. Good timing. Have you seen the economy lately? It’s looking sketchy. New Road Map helps people draw the life … Continue reading

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