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Tricky Taxes Trips And Traps

Thanks, Elizabeth. It was time to file my taxes, and some fluky results in TurboTax were nicely resolved by Elizabeth from their help desk. Thanks to all my friends I called while fighting off anxiety attacks as I struggled through … Continue reading

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Service Engine Soon

“Service Engine Soon” Groan. Seeing that vague and ambiguous warning light come on is unsettling and a source of anxieties. It wasn’t the big red warning light, just the little yellow warning light. Does that signify something critical or merely … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ads Sigh In 2016

Oh, advertisers. For one day each of the last fifty years you’ve publicly exercised your power during the Super Bowl, the event that seems to be the ultimate in sports competitions but that really only makes sense within 5% of … Continue reading

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Pop Goes The Power

Here comes the wind again. Rushing in, flying branches, popping power lines, simultaneously encouraging quick writing and a post about frugality. Let’s see if I can get this done before the lights flicker again. One of the advantages of frugality … Continue reading

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Happy Working Birthday

Hurrah! I survived another year. Thursday was my birthday and I celebrated by working a day that was fuller than most. The fact that I was glad to be working surprised many people. I’m not surprised. For people in the … Continue reading

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Lottery Dreams

Okay. I admit it. I buy lottery tickets. It is some of the cheapest entertainment I can buy. (The best entertainment is free, but that’s another story.) Tonight is the drawing for the largest lottery jackpot in US (world?) history. … 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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Full Pantry

A storm is blowing in tonight. The peak will be before midnight, but the house is already creaking with the gusts. It shouldn’t be a problem, but this is November, the stormiest season for the Salish Sea. Power outages are … Continue reading

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The Frugality Of Hiking

I may not have much money, but at least I have a long list of frugal activities – until I added up the costs. The best things in life are free, and enjoying nature sounds like it should be one … Continue reading

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Green Brown Grey Green

My lawn is turning green again. With the drought we had, it went from green to brown, and beyond that to grey. And then the rains came. A few days later and back to green and back to mowing, no … Continue reading

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