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Surprise Revelations of the Christian Life
I can’t and won’t claim the mantle of a preacher or a minister, but I can relate a few surprise revelations of the Christian life, based on my own experience. I think that a lot of believers can relate to this as well. There’s Biblical doctrine, but then there’s also personal experience. And Continue Reading
Careers Most Likely to Survive an Uncertain Future
Nobody’s really talking about this, and that’s why we have to do it here. We’re overdue for a recession. There I said it. The stock market has been straight up like a rocket for eight years, housing prices have recovered and are pressing higher in many major markets, the official unemployment Continue Reading
Investing Too Much in the “Bookends” of Life – College and Retirement
Much of the career, lifestyle and financial emphasis in recent decades has been centered around college and retirement. I refer to these as the “bookends” of life because they frame opposite ends of your adult life – the beginning (college) and the end (retirement). I’d like to suggest th Continue Reading
The Subtle Ways Technology is Eliminating Jobs
Back in January, on a trip from New Hampshire to New Jersey, I saw graphic evidence of how technology is eliminating jobs. The toll booths that were once a fixture on the Massachusetts Turnpike and the New York State Thruway are all gone. They’ve been replaced by scanners that read your license pl Continue Reading
What Are You Doing With the “Hyphen” That Will be on Your Tombstone?
Last month our pastor revealed that the father of one of his best friends from high school had died at age 71. His friend, also a minister, did the eulogy at the funeral, and gave our pastor permission to read a portion of it to our congregation. His friend is a brilliant writer, and surprisingly em Continue Reading
Tax Day Protest – More Proof America Is Delusional
I’ve always promised myself that I wouldn’t write about politics on this site, or any other. Politics is a lot like chasing your tail – no matter which direction you go, or which politician or party you support, the end result is unlikely to change much. It’s the story of a largely comatose Continue Reading
A White House Under Siege Won’t Be Good for Your Wallet
Putting the White House under siege has become standard mainstream media operating procedure these days. Donald Trump has elicited such an emotional response that where you stand on him is driven entirely by your political worldview. In this article I’m going to advocate for moderation, if out of Continue Reading
Create a Great Office Space in Your Home to Use for a Side Business
If you have been trained to provide a specific service that people need, consider using that skill to make extra money on the side. There are many people who are able to do transcription, data entry, or even accounting for additional income. When you start working for yourself part-time, you need to Continue Reading
How to Use Gig Work to Stay Home With Your Kids
Last week reader and frequent commentator, Bev, and I were having an exchange on How Women are Making the Most of the Gig Economy in which we took a rabbit trail into how the internet is opening up opportunities for people to use gig work to stay home with your kids. It was an interesting side trail Continue Reading
How Women are Making the Most of the Gig Economy
Women in the gig economy is redefining what it means to have a job in 21st century America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 3 million Americans formed what are called ‘non-employer’ businesses between 2003 and 2013. While more current statistics are not yet available, i Continue Reading