Category Archives: Personal Wealth

State of the LQ, Summer 2018 Edition

ONE YEAR LATER… Okay — what’s happened since my previous blog post of 10 July 2017 (EEEEP!):   1) For Fall 2017, I taught my usual stuff of ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, and Honors ENGL 1301. In a change of … Continue reading

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State of the LQ, Summer 2017 Edition

I’m still alive! 🙂 Okay — what’s happened since my previous blog post of 9 May 2017:   1) I taught two, sequential online classes of ENGL 1302, the last one ending just this past Friday. In the first one, … Continue reading

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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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