Health

Eat Your Protein!

Here's an interesting factoid. Although your body can do it if absolutely necessary, it almost never converts protein to fat. Now, don't go all "I'm eating nothing but protein forever!" because that's not how it works. But here's the thing. Your body needs protein. All of you, basically, is made of mostly protein (even your… Continue reading Eat Your Protein!

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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

Financial, Investing

What I Did To (WID2)… Learn to Invest — More Family Knowledge

On September 6, 2007, there was a drop in the stock market.  (It was also my moms' birthday.)  Someone on The Motley Fool posted and was concerned about it.  I hadn't even noticed that it was a down day. But it reminded me of what is now known as Black Monday back in 1987 (ye… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Learn to Invest — More Family Knowledge