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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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Flip Flopped Ideas

Do you ever want to flip off the world? Yeah. There are days like that. But, flipping some old ideas around is entering the conversation. Within the scope of history, we are a young species and a much younger civilization. … Continue reading

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Will Zillow Make Me Move

As of June 17, 2015, Zillow’s Zestimate® is only $162 from my Make Me Move® price. Sound like gibberish? Welcome to one possible future in real estate. My house, which isn’t listed, could get an offer. We’re about to see. … 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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Corporations Meet Owners MVIS 2015

Another year another meeting of MicroVision’s stockholders. Another year of practiced patience for someone who uses an investing strategy like mine, long term buy and hold. It is also an exercise in trying to participate in investing in America, while … Continue reading

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People Supply And Demand

How many people does it take to make a difference? Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? As much as it is handy to invoke Margaret Mead’s quote; “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, … Continue reading

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Keep It All In Mind

It is tough, trying to keep all of it in my head. There’s a lot of news out there, and it is increasingly apparent that it is all connected because we are all connected. My news blog, Pretending Not To … Continue reading

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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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