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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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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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Things To Look Forward To In 2015

2014 was better than 2013. 2015 has to be better than 2014. While that may be a personal wish, it is also a global one because some things continued to get worse in some topics while good news came in … Continue reading

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Pretending Not To Panic Launch

Incredible. The news is incredible. Every day news splashes across my screen that is incredibly apocalyptic, in a bad way; and incredibly revolutionary, in a good way. Because of my eclectic interests, and because I have eclectic clients, I witness … Continue reading

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