Tag Archives: personal finance

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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Grind Grind Grind

Hey! How’d that happen? The first month of 2016 is almost over, already. One-twelfth of the year has gone by. Less than eleven months until Christmas. Only two and a half months until Tax Day (for those of us in … Continue reading

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Wealth Inequality Worsens

I admit it. I am worried. I’m familiar with the ways that big systems work. When a system is big enough, it makes more sense to trust the data more than the rhetoric. When key measures depart from the norm … 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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Popular Posts 2015

As much as I enjoy writing about many aspects of personal finance, including living in a conscious community like Whidbey, the most popular posts of 2015 almost all dealt with one of my investments: MVIS, the stock for MicroVision. Pico … Continue reading

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Semi Annual Exercise EOY 2015

Another half a year, another dive into my portfolio to see how things are going. I actually check more often; but I have a semi-annual exercise schedule for my portfolio (and lately it feels like my physical exercise schedule, too). … 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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Surprising Samaritans

The Sun has set. Christmas Eve has begun. Listen to the older Christmas carols and hear about ghost stories. Tonight was saved from being my scariest Christmas Eve. A good Samaritan, actually someone I know from Whidbey Island, heard about … Continue reading

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