Posts Categorized: Money

When did this turn into work?

Blog posts were temporarily disabled due to a still unexplained interruption in my access to my website.  I apologize to all you deprived fans out there.  Now, read on… Having a successful couple of weeks recently in making great progress on “What Next?”, I had a moment for some introspection to contrast the style and… Read more »

Some rules are made to be…followed

What would “Quirk week” be without a posting quirk?  Looks like we’ll have to complete the week on Saturday.  Until then, read on… Some might say following the rules is not really a “quirk”.  I disagree and I base my opinion on the fact that so many people disregard rules. There are a number of… Read more »

Uncommon sense

“Sort of Niece Week” continues… A couple of weeks ago, I was coming back from a fun lunch with my older niece at Mikey’s (chili dogs!) and we began one of our usual rambling conversations. At some point, whether it was on the way people spend money or the way people drive cars or the… Read more »

I am not trying to seduce you

Provocative headline, no?  I presume readers of my age will get the reference.  Read on… This week, my younger niece graduated high school.  Always exciting when you see a true graduation ceremony (as opposed to the over-the-top “graduation” of every grade these days).  Rather than bore you with another trip down memory lane to my… Read more »

Check this out

Yesterday I wrote a check. Sure, not the most pulse-pounding start to a post, but maybe it gets better (you wish). When I left my last company, I kept a small amount in the credit union.  The active account would theoretically allow me to get another auto loan through them (I had two during my… Read more »

Costly hobby

Years have passed since I could actually have been said to be collecting comic books.  I still actively read them and certainly (as detailed a few times in this blog) have amassed a large quantity of them, but I stopped referring to them as a “collection” long ago. The reasons are wide-ranging, including proximity to… Read more »

Sleeping on your bank

I was having breakfast with my friend this past weekend (at Tom Sawyer’s, a nice little place off the beaten path) and she was telling me about her trip to Italy and what she did there.  As the conversation ranged, she told me about something that staggered me, both in its unbelievable nature and chilling… Read more »

Planning my death

What?  Too melodramatic?  Too morbid?  Eh, read on… When I left my last job I had a reasonable plan for the rest of my life.  Most of it had to do with lazing around in the South Florida air and doing as much of nothing as I could after years of working hard at removing… Read more »

A friendly game?

A few weeks ago, two of my tennis buddies and I were chewing the fat over this and that, as we do most days after playing.  By some random occurence, the conversatin shifted to poker, of which all three of us had some previous experience, with one of the three being part of a current… Read more »

Living in poverty

What a surprise I received this morning while reading the newspaper…I am living in poverty! This is not to make light of the very real problems people are facing right now amidst a prolonged economic downturn.  I’ll speak more on this in a moment, but I want to touch on the subject specifically mentioned in… Read more »