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Plan Ahead

Retirement plans, like the best laid plans of mice and men, often go astray (my apologies to Steinbeck). Okay, I admit it; when I was in my twenties, I thought I’d be retired by now. However, as mentioned above, sometimes… Read More »

Lightening your debt load

Yup – more talk about finances. Okay, we all know we shouldn’t spend more than we make, and shouldn’t incur more debt than we can afford, and yes, there is a difference, even though spending more than you make is… Read More »

Learn how to control your finances

I’ve seen statistics and articles about how, prior to the recession, we were spending more and saving less than ever before in our history. The recession made us (as private individuals, not our government) pull back on our personal spending.… Read More »

I really dislike going to the dentist

I really dislike going to the dentist. Before you accuse me of being an anti-dentite (thanks, Jerry Seinfeld) let me say that it’s nothing personal; it’s just that I don’t like sitting in a dental chair while someone I barely… Read More »

The Class of 2014

I ran across an article describing the College Class of 2014 and the Beloit College Mindset list (available here) and found some humor in some of the items, such as “Clint Eastwood is better known as a sensitive director than… Read More »

College costs how much?

Before I went to college, many, many years ago, my family and I had to look at whether or not it was affordable. We looked at in-state tuition, out-of-state tuition, private versus state school costs, room and board costs, and… Read More »

Buying your next car

Driving down the road I have started noticing new and unusual sounds emanating from within my trusty 1994 pickup, which recently reached 186,000 miles on the odometer, so I reluctantly began my search for a different vehicle. Notice that I… Read More »