Tag Archives: unemployment

Good To See You

I’m tired of hearing bad news. I also don’t want to fall into the overly optimistic trap of only acknowledging good news. That light in the tunnel could be good or bad. Reality is in that messy middle where the … 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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Expense Report – Emergency Funds

Fortunately, I’m not the one that needs the emergency funds. The topic has been in the news, and it’s been in personal conversations. Various analyses revealed that the majority of Americans can’t afford to pay for a $1,000 emergency without … Continue reading

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Eight Years Ago

Eight years ago, I started this blog. It was the night after Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States of America. The Great Recession (or as I call it, the Second Depression) had already begun. That wasn’t … Continue reading

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Economic Blip Or Slip

Here we go again? The weird thing about blogging about personal finance and frugality for so many years is that an entire economic cycle may be repeating, or not. (My first post was from November 2008, just as The Great … Continue reading

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Finding Time

A friend told me a tale today. He’s losing track of the days. He’s worked until midnight every night for the last week. Working until midnight isn’t new, but there are marathon sprints that are epic. He’s not alone. Maybe … Continue reading

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Triple Whammy Fourth Anniversary

Has it really been four years? Four years ago my life changed from semi-retirement to scrambling to survive. Survival may sound like hyperbole to some, but to anyone who realizes they may lose their house, may lose a way to … Continue reading

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Conservative Estimates

Warning. I’m about to use a dangerous word: Conservative. Oops. Let me dial that down by taking off the capitalization: conservative. No, this isn’t about politics or conservation, though there are ironies there for volumes. I’m writing about conservative estimates … Continue reading

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Brown Lawns And Purple Poop

Welcome to the Pacific Northwet. Shut up, spellcheck. I left the s out on purpose. The Seattle area only gets an average amount of rain compared to the rest of the US, but we get a little, constantly. Except this … Continue reading

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I Am Rich Relatively

I am rich, relatively. I can’t pay all of my bills, but relative to about half of America, I am rich. Relative to the other half of America, I am poor. I consider myself a moderate, but didn’t expect to … Continue reading

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