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Diabetes Begins

I look forward to writing the post that will be titled Diabetes Ends. I was delivered the shock of news last week. I am diabetic. Any doubt I had about the Gig Economy being unhealthy was proved correct, at least … Continue reading

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Five Years From September 2016

The following post will be the straight line of a joke where we get to hear the punch line five years later. I’ve been lucky enough to be part of a conversation and series of meetings about the economic sustainability … Continue reading

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Chicken And Egg

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Within one lifetime that’s gone from being philosophical and rhetorical to proven and solved. The egg came first. Dinosaurs were hatching from eggs millions of years before evolution created the chicken. Sorry … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Perspective

Fasten seat belts, or the mental equivalent. Today I read something that convinced me to put personal finance (the inspiration for this blog) in perspective. They’ve finally proved that the universe is weird. As if you didn’t know that, but … Continue reading

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Who Is An Expert

Expert? Me? That’s not a term I use for myself, unless we’re talking about who is an expert at being Tom Trimbath, and even there I have some suggestions for improvements. Expert is a title some claim for themselves, have … Continue reading

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Rationally Irrational Finance

Humans are rational people. Ha! If you think that you obviously haven’t met any. Actually, people are rational, but in a very personal way. There’s a Robert Heinlein quote I’ll paraphrase because I can’t track it down. “People always do … 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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Surprise A New Year

“Hello. This is the dentist’s office confirming your appointment for tomorrow morning.” Eep. I forgot. Good thing they called. Let’s see if I can get six month’s of flossing done in the next 24 hours. Where did the last six … Continue reading

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Unfortunately Common Ignorance

What in the world is going on? I won’t tell you. I’ve been out of easy communication for days, thanks to a trip to resort in Canada: Hollyhock. Just by chance I’m up here, out of the way, while enormous … Continue reading

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