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Growing Up American Or America Growing Up

America is growing up, or at least growing older. Sometimes the world works in ways that lets one job work for two. This blog is about personal finance, frugality, and community. (Based on my book; Dream. Invest. Live.) Thanks to … Continue reading

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A Day Off For Taxes

Surprise! I made about $1,000 more in 2017 than in 2016 – and paid about 15% more in income tax. So much for relaxing on the surprise of a day off. My common refrain: “Next year will be better. Right?” … Continue reading

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Summarizing MVIS At CES From Home

Maybe this could all fit in a tweet. Here’s a draft. MVIS at CES2018 = Moviphone + etc. Ok. Done. But, you know there’s more to say. The Consumer Electronics Show is where the buzz is built for the gadgets … Continue reading

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MicroVision Begins 2018

It is the first week in January, time to celebrate the most popular post of 2017. There was one topic that stood out of a year of posts about CEOs acting as presidents and Presidents acting as if they were … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2017

Can you explain why you own what you own? That’s the basis behind my semi-annual portfolio review. Can I describe why I own my stocks and what I intend to do with them? After a few years, it also helps … Continue reading

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Commons And Whidbey Authors

How many writers are there on Whidbey Island? The bookstores probably know because they’ve probably met most of the authors when they come in to try selling their books. Authors may not know. Authors like to meet authors. That’s odd … Continue reading

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South Whidbey Does It Again

If you were here, you couldn’t hear my grin and you probably couldn’t hear my soft chuckle. South Whidbey did it again. “We” made it to a finalist of a top ten list. This time, it’s Reader’s Digest’s Nicest Places … Continue reading

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MicroVision Timeline Towards Overnight Success

Overnight successes rarely happen overnight, unless a lottery ticket purchase hits the timing and the numbers just right. Investing in startup companies rarely results in overnight successes. If the company or the stock or both are in demand, then they’re … Continue reading

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My Overly Simplistic MVIS Valuation

I was inspired by a friend, and as so often happens, the thing I created isn’t as fancy, isn’t as detailed, but may be useful in its own way. I know it has already helped me, and only partly because … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise Mid 2017

Thank you, Peter Lynch for inspiring this exercise. For at least twelve years, I’ve regularly reviewed my investments through this one simple exercise. Every six months, I describe the companies I’m invested in, and their stocks (somewhat) succinctly. Peter Lynch … Continue reading

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