Tag Archives: frugal

Happy To Help Consulting

It turns out I’m a consultant. Soon after I wrote about a recent surge in requests for my writing skills, I start getting requests for something I enjoy even more, consulting. It is good to be in demand. Writing may … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

Comfort food, a fine response to a week that held great drama, bad news, good news, and a need to remind myself of my Litany of Optimism. Don’t worry. I’m not going to dive into all the messy details. I’d … Continue reading

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Returning To Stock Screening

This blog is about the personal finance of one frugal folk, me. I write it so people can see one version of what it’s like to invest in stocks as an individual. Investing in particular stocks frightens some people, as … Continue reading

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My Economy On Marketplace

And people ask me why I use Twitter (@tetrimbath). And now for something completely different, which is remarkably the same. Those who listen to public radio may already be familiar with the business show called Marketplace. They’re part of my … Continue reading

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See Politics Post Art

See politics, post art. Make sure that comma is in there because otherwise it sounds like an invitation to watch politics create art. The phrase came to mind one day when I realized that my artist friends were more likely … Continue reading

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Pay Bills Do Laundry

Allow me to pour a glass of wine, again. So, how’s your world? Seen any changes lately, like, oh, since Friday? The world has changed. The world has stayed the same. Take any period and that’s been true, though the … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality On Whidbey

As if Whidbey’s reality isn’t virtual enough, virtual reality has come to Whidbey. Virtual reality rigs are slowly making their way into homes, offices, and classrooms; but sometimes it takes a champion (who wouldn’t give themself such a label) to … Continue reading

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Expense Report – Fuel Costs

Watch my frugal friends wince. I drive a truck. I drive a good old ‘Merican pickup truck with a cap on the back, 4WD, and a tow kit. Surprise. It turns out to be quite frugal. Not as frugal as … Continue reading

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Frugal Christmas 2016

I hope one of my island friends doesn’t mind me passing along their moment of holiday glory. All their presents are made; and now it’s time to wrap and deliver! Subtle and significant shifts happen with one word. ‘All their … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Confusion 2016

A toast, to paying for something I don’t quite understand yet is in my second highest expense category: health insurance. Yet again, I’m enrolled. It only took hours and days of effort to pay for something I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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