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Tax Weirdness 2015

Ah, spellcheck, you’ll be asked to work hard tonight because filing today’s taxes was taxing and the recovery cocktail couldn’t wait for me to finish dinner and the blog. Taxes were so much simpler (and sometimes cheaper) when I was … Continue reading

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Courageous People Fight Taboos

There are courageous people in this world. Just like with frugality, some people are courageous by choice and some by necessity. I gave a talk about a taboo subject and only drew a small crowd, but they were the courageous … Continue reading

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Walking Into A Frugal Spring

Spring is here. It is knocking on the frugal storm window in the bedroom. The sheet of plastic is popping as winds from the south blow in the new season. March’s lions and lambs are secondary to getting me, my … Continue reading

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A Lot Of Bland Versus A Bit Of Awesome

Frugal is mistaken for cheap. Frugal is realizing that a bit of awesome is much better than a lot of bland, and costs a lot less too. Tiny houses are getting busy. They were ignored, and then laughed at, and … Continue reading

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Three Guys Walk Into A Bar

A day trader, a commodities speculator, and a traditional investor happened to meet each other over a bar, or at least above a restaurant that serves beer and wine. It wasn’t a joke, but we had to laugh. We’re all … Continue reading

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Real Wealth Inequality Worries

A cascade of thoughts can become an avalanche of insights from one piece of information. I’ve been tracking wealth inequality for years. Data drives most of the thoughts, but after consuming dozens of articles and videos it only takes one … Continue reading

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Another Early Boeing Pension

I officially signed up to be a Boeing pensioner, I think. Pensions may be something that has to be explained to young children in a generation or two. Maybe not. As of this week, years before I expected to begin … Continue reading

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Once More Unto DNDN Q

I bought a stock. Boring, some will say. DNDN has never been dull. Years ago I held more than enough shares – if it reached my price estimates. Since then, the company, Dendreon, has lived a story of trials, triumph, … Continue reading

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Representative Larsen And My Personal Finances

If you ever give a talk in a coffeehouse, be prepared to pause while the espresso machine shrieks and the barista calls out the drink orders. Rick Larsen, my representative in the House of Representatives in the US Congress, came … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2014

Happy Invoice Day, EOY Stock Report Day, and Backup All Your Files Day. Oh yes, and evidently many people will use this time for celebrating the new year, or in many cases, having survived the old year. Pop that cork. … Continue reading

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