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Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. William James. Don’t you just love that quote? In the midst of the chaos I am in this week [aka working on taxes plus tutoring] it keeps me centered. I must begin … Continue reading
I just had my first adventure in canning. I canned sliced apples and applesauce. It was easier than I expected. My jars are cooling now. This will be the moment of truth. Did my jars seal properly? Or will my … Continue reading
I spent on average about a half day a week running errands. I have gotten to the point where I make my little circle tour. I go from Sprouts (a store kind of like Whole Foods)–great prices on produce and … Continue reading
Suggest a way for the government to get rid of foreclosed properties. The first step would be to offer the homes back to the foreclosed owners at 0% down at the current market price. The next step should be for … Continue reading
Do you wish you had more money or time? It isn’t that I am feeling immortal today. It is that the economic setbacks that we have had over the years overwhelm me at times. I know money isn’t everything. But the … Continue reading
Topic #206: How much debt is too much? The average American has $16k in debt, down from $35k in 2008. The ability to borrow money is important in all economies, but borrowing more than you can pay causes all kinds … Continue reading
When is it better to be sorry than safe?. Sometimes you just have to be adventurous. You try out for a play, interview for a new job, write a story, paint a picture, paint a room a new color–all without a 100% guarantee … Continue reading
You’ve got a magic tree: what does it grow? My ideas have run a little dry today. As a result, my answer will be a bit pedestrian. I live in the southwest, so there aren’t any of the lovely apple trees … Continue reading
What would you do with a million dollars. Right off the top, of course, would come the taxes (grrr). Then 10% to charity. Pay off the house. Pay off the other debts. Set aside at least a year’s worth of … Continue reading
Topic: What’s the wackiest advice you’ve ever heard? “Be a homeowner. You can never lose money in real estate”. Oh yes, a real estate agent actually said that to us when we were looking for a house to buy in NJ. … Continue reading