Posts Categorized: Money

Talking about health was bad for my health

For real. My mental health, that is. Enough already. I’ve made some decisions that should at least stop that incessant talk. Because talking about health was bad for my health. Talking about health insurance Here’s where most most of the tsuris comes from. The incessant nagging and badgering about getting health insurance. Mostly it comes… Read more »

Decisions, decisions: Owner, loaner or borrower

Due to my reputation as a very stable — er, no. Let’s go with…rational thinker steeped in financial analysis. Yeah. Anyhoo, I get asked a lot (a lot!) by people trying to decide what to do about where they live. It all depends, I tell them, and then I go into decisions, decisions: owner, loaner… Read more »

Why is there all this talk about recession?

It’s everywhere. On all the channels. In all the papers. Even on social media. What the heck is going on and should everyone be concerned? I’m no prognosticator, but let’s see if we can at least explain why is there all this talk about recession. Why is there need to define recession? Well, I’m certainly… Read more »

Fine, then call Trump what he is: a liar

Tough headline, right? But, why not? Why dance around the subject with wimp-out words or hints and innuendos. The former candidate, now president despises such practices. So, yeah, I’ll not shy to take the challenge. You want it? Fine, then call Trump what he is: a liar. “I think the big problem this country has… Read more »

Mr. Egg meet Mr. Basket

If you’re like most people, you’ve gambled at some point in your life. Maybe it was in a casino. Could have been in the stock market. Perhaps it was that person you really wanted to ask out on a date. At some point, you’ve put it all out there. Maybe even, on occasion, too much…. Read more »

Isn’t this what I worked for?

The question is peculiar, “isn’t this what I worked for?” as it comes long after my “release” from my last job in the not-so-beloved Corporate America. I asked myself something akin to that query 7½ years ago as I was coming off my recent firing (laid off). Having taken a rare trip out of Florida… Read more »

Budgeting

I know, right? Budgeting. Can you come up with a more boring headline than that? For that matter, can you come up with a more boring post topic than “budgeting”? How can I possibly make that entertaining? Even the post image is dull. I will point out two things: first, if you were expecting entertaining,… Read more »

Home ownership

A little shy of 22 years ago, I was in my second year working for the last company I would ever work for. The prior year, I had purchased my first ever new car and now, at the ripe age of 36 and still not close to earning my age after a career reboot, I… Read more »

Imminence vs. inevitability

As I warily watch the growing storm in the Atlantic and sadly read about the dwindling storm in the southeast, I wonder how long we will have this pointless debate. Proponents of climate change point to the increasing violence of natural disasters, along with scientific data that appears to support their views and stridently demand… Read more »

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »