Tag Archives: Finances

The Kirby

I have a love/hate relationship with a household appliance. I blame it on a 1960’s salesman who might have caused the demise of my parents’ marriage. The Kirby vacuum cleaner has been produced since 1934, and even today, can only … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Table

A few years back, I made a New Year’s resolution to organize every paper in our home. It’s when I realized we had far too many desks for a family of four. There were office-sized wooden desksĀ for 4 desktop computers, … Continue reading

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Respecting Your Cash

He blew me away at the time with a brief, but memorable lesson on money. He challenged the audience to open their wallet or purse and do a quick inspection of their money. Are all the bills facing the same … Continue reading

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The Gambler

He knew when to hold them, when to fold them; when to walk away and when to run. My Dad. He was a gambler. The ponies, the numbers (before Lotto made it legal), football pools, church raffles, and the most … Continue reading

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401 K. Going…. going…. gone ?

Not completely sure what ebola has to do with Wall Street; but it seems to be having a deadly effect on what passes as our generation’s retirement pension. The 401 K. Sometime in the early 1990’s, we were presented with … Continue reading

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