Month: August 2012

Backwards Thinking

Wednesday morning, 9:30ish, I was in a hurry to get out the door.  I had just emptied the water pitcher and the filter needed to be replaced.  No time like the present.  It will only take a minute.  A couple of minutes later, after many attempts to put the lid back on the pitcher (with…
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What’s your major?

It’s that time of year again.  Colleges have started.   Some high schools have started, or will be starting soon.  A friend of mine (Charles Gupton, http://charlesgupton.com ) posted the following article on his Facebook page and I thought it was important information and relevant to many of the people I know, so I am posting it…
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I try to stay away from politics

This is a hot topic this year and it leads to some heated discussions.  Even trying to remain (publicly) neutral isn’t safe, as someone with a strong opinion may take the neutral position as disagreeing with them.  I do have my thoughts on the topic and some people know them, but I try to stay…
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Your cheatin’ heart (PG13)

I read an interesting FB post link yesterday.  I think it was titled, “Why married men don’t cheat” or some such thing.  I skimmed it, as Jim and I discuss this every now and again, when we hear about some celebrity affair/divorce.  I just don’t understand what people don’t get – once you’re committed to…
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Why is it that some people don’t seem to understand responsible financial management?!

For a while there was a high school math class, Personal Finance, that actually showed you how to manage your money.  Things like how to keep a checkbook, pay your bills, what bills you should have, the estimated cost of things, SAVING money, budgeting, credit cards, are all important things.  Is this not offered anymore? …
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