Category Archives: Personal Wealth

End of 2016

As I begin this, it’s ten minutes till midnight, when 2016 ends… finally. It’s become almost repetitive, stating how 2016 has been a tumultuous, anxious year for what seems to be everyone on planet Earth (Trump, Brexit, ISIS, Syria, everybody dying … Continue reading

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I Am That Old

Back in 2004, I wrote a musing called “Not That Old,” when I received in the mail a card from AARP. At the time, I found it hilarious because 1) I was only 32 years old, 2) I’d only been … Continue reading

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The Debt Reduction Magic Number: 3.16%

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Exactly ten years ago, I figured out a way to pay off a mortgage in less than three years. The gist of it is this: pay 3.16% of the balance, on top of the usual “minimum” payment, as the new debt-reducing … Continue reading

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Simplifying My Maslow’s

A few weeks back, when I was in the throes of finishing up the spring semester grading, I listened to a TED Radio Hour program called “Maslow’s Human Needs.” What struck me was the last part of that program, “What … Continue reading

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The Continuing Adventures of Living Below My Means

Back in May 2011, I took out a personal loan to pay off the remaining balance of the mortgage that my ex-husband and I shared jointly. It was part of the divorce process, to delete the last debt-laden account that had both his and … Continue reading

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