Health

What I Did to… Learn About You

Time to learn about you! (Yes, you! And you, too.) . If you're reading this , I want to know about you. I got the idea from V at MillenialLifeCrisis. She invited people on her blog to introduce themselves in the comments on a pinned post. With her permission (thanks, V!), I'm flat copying the… Continue reading What I Did to… Learn About You

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Blogging, Health, Public Health, Weight Loss

I hit a milestone!

Back in the spring, I did some work that led me to really think hard about where I am going in my professional life. Not that things are bad where I am; quite the contrary! Things are good enough that I can think about how to make them even better. While doing that thinking, I… Continue reading I hit a milestone!

Blogging, Financial, Health, Investing, Weight Loss

What I Did To… Get Back to Writing

I haven't been writing here much. (You probably hadn't noticed.) I got bogged down trying to tell investing stories and it has taken me all this time to figure out why: I never really learned how to invest. (You'd think that would have been obvious. I'm kinda slow.) Writing about investing is hard. My brain… Continue reading What I Did To… Get Back to Writing

Financial, Investing

Building a Portfolio With a Few Coins*

Through all the turbulence of repaying debts, having the house need major repairs, and being a single parent, I was still able to siphon off small amounts of money for investments. This is, obviously, another sign of the privilege in my life -- privilege associated with underlying financial stability, financial support from my family, and… Continue reading Building a Portfolio With a Few Coins*

Debt, Financial, Investing

I Was An Incrementalist When Incremental Wasn’t Cool

In November, 2006, there was a discussion on The Motley Fool about when to borrow money.   Another poster was surprised that his neighbor, a banker, had this rule:  Never borrow money for a depreciating asset.   I thought it was great advice, and not at all surprised that it had come from a banker.  Bankers see the… Continue reading I Was An Incrementalist When Incremental Wasn’t Cool