Posts Categorized: Money

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 »

Struggling with health issues

Promises, promises. Today, the Republican side of Congress tries again to pass its health care law, a not much better named AHCA (vs. ACA). Hopefully, you’ve taken time to review the bill’s major thrusts, if not the whole bill (few have either the time or the spare brain cells to read the entire document). You… Read more »

Don’t put stock in the stock market

No one is a bigger fan of the uptick in the stock market than me, believe me. But this post isn’t about me so I’ll stick that part at the end. The US stock market has indeed been on fire and a lot of people will tell you that means great things about the economy and,… Read more »

And then there’s this guy…

These days I try to keep a unicorn-rainbow-smiling sun-bunnies and butterflies view of the world. I try to allow for bad behavior, bad drivers, bad comments and general badness by believing I may not know the whole story and perhaps the person is not always like that. I assume innocence and hope for the best…. Read more »

Take some responsibility

The blame game. As soon as we are old enough to get into trouble, we quickly master this skill. There is a lot of anger across America, anger that has been there for a while but being brought more sharply to the front by the divisive presidential campaign. Each side says they are here for… Read more »

Rule Britannia!

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” When Yeats wrote that, just a few years before his homeland would separate from the UK as the Republic of Ireland, he was speaking in terms of history, having just come out of WWI. Prophetically, the words convey the same sense… Read more »