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7 Ways to Tell if You’re Being “Targeted” at Work
Years ago, I had a coworker who was in a management position, who was facing several obvious threats to her job. It wasn’t that she was incompetent – quite the opposite. She was very good at her job and highly sought after by other employers. But a new department head had been appointed from the Continue Reading
5 Financial Steps to Take After a Long Period of Unemployment
Being unemployed is rough. So many things go unpaid and are not taken care of when you go through a long period of unemployment. Then once you find another job, it’s hard to know where to begin the fix the problems that occur when you have no money coming in. Not, only do you have to worry abou Continue Reading
Will A Million Dollars be Enough to Retire On?
A million dollars was a lot of money when I was a kid. Inflation notwithstanding, for most of us, it still is! It’s an amount the vast majority of people will never have in their bank accounts or anywhere else in their possession. But will a million dollars be enough to retire on? It’s practi Continue Reading
The Do Not Call List Is Not Working for Me
Monday Morning Musings… I’m going to try something a little different. Once a week, probably on Mondays, I’m going to put out a list post on a variety of topics. The topics will be interesting, but probably won’t rise to the level of being standalone posts. So let’s lead off this post with Continue Reading
How to Pay for Your Retirement Home
Ah retirement, the time when you can walk away from your job and never look back.  Why not?  You’ve worked for 30-years or more and you have earned the right to enjoy your retirement.  However, there is one wrinkle when it comes to retirement which is how to pay for your retirement home.  Well Continue Reading
Celebrity Worship? Get a Life!
It’s Friday, so let’s focus on something silly. Like celebrity worship. Maybe it’s not really silly. Maybe it’s actually even destructive. But it seems to be rampant. With all the news and information that’s out there floating around the web – news and information that can actually be be Continue Reading
Seeing the Big Economic Picture
I’ve always been someone who enjoys looking at maps, charts, and graphs. They give visual pictures of what's going on and help us to see what we don't normally see, like the big economic picture. Catherine Mulbrandon has a fascinating website, VisualizingEconomics.com, where she presents someti Continue Reading
7 Reasons Why Universal Healthcare Won’t Work in the US
In one of last week’s posts, Could You Afford an $1875 COBRA Payment Every Month?, reader John touched on single-payer health insurance in a comment. I confessed that I’m coming around to the idea. But I’ve been doing some thinking since the comment exchange, and have come to the conclusion th Continue Reading
Could You Afford an $1875 COBRA Payment Every Month?
You read that right – an $1875 COBRA payment – every month. That’s our new reality. Think you can afford it? I don’t know if we can either, at least not without making major sacrifices. I don’t want to beat this to the point where it turns into blatant whining – though my guess is tha Continue Reading
How the Decline of Retail Chains Could Create Hidden Opportunities for the Rest of Us
It seems that nearly every day we’re inundated with stories of the decline of retail chains, and of the destruction that will be left in their wake. But is it also possible that somewhere in the decline of retail chains could create hidden opportunities for the rest of us? The conventional Continue Reading