Connection

Is there someone at the IRS who’s a math lover?

WARNING: This post contains math. I love math. You know this. I think math is one of our world’s ways of expressing beauty. To me, there are few things more pleasing to the eye than a elegant mathematical statement. (People tend to agree on this.) And so, if for no other reason than we all … Continue reading »

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Is fear of losing money (or love) the only thing you’ve gained?

We all have started out with some level of privilege. Whether it’s the privilege of being born in a middle class home, being born tall or extremely good looking, or even just being born in a country where water was clean, food was plentiful, and security was assured. And it from this point that we … Continue reading »

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Year in review 2016: Your top 10 favorite posts

I wrote about my favorite posts for this year. But what about yours? Just like I did in 2015, 2014, and 2013, I ran a report and came up with the ten most-read posts for this year.

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Year in review 2016: My top 10 favorite posts

What a year it’s been. This site has now been humming along for over four years now. As I continue to post twice per week, that means that there are over a hundred posts on this site over the past year. Some of them, I’m quite pleased with. For this reason, and to give me … Continue reading »

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The one thing we all need more of now

(I had another post queued up for today, and right at the almost-literal 11th hour, I decided there was something else I wanted to say. So I pushed that one off for another time.) Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. For me, Thanksgiving has long been about gratitude, a complex and adult emotion that is not … Continue reading »

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How to move forward when you feel like the world is going to end

On a Tuesday morning in September, a little over 15 years ago, I was waking up for work. At the time, my alarm was set to play classic rock radio (I believe it was 94.1 WYSP). While I usually woke up to something by Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and the like, this morning, the DJ was … Continue reading »

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What David Foster Wallace taught me about voting

Tomorrow is Election Day in the U.S. This site was launched a few days after the previous presidential election in 2012, so this is the first presidential election under this site’s watch! I know that elections happen all the time in this country, but presidential elections have the kind of game show power and high … Continue reading »

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Why can’t we talk about money with our partners?

I’ve talked about why it’s so hard to share financial struggles with your friends and peer group. But surely you can talk to a partner right? This is a person with which you want to travel through life. And yet, this is so often not the case. “I wish my partner would come here to talk … Continue reading »

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Why can’t we talk about money with our friends?

Do you have someone you can talk about money with? Notice that before you can answer that question, we actually need to specify what kind of conversation we’re having. “Talking about money” can mean not only the nuts and bolts (how to budget, invest, save, etc) but also the more relational, emotional topics. The feelings … Continue reading »

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Is it time to turn off the news?

My mom assures me that this is a true story. Around the age of 5 or so, reflecting on the content on the local news show on TV, I asked my mom why they didn’t call the show “Bad News” instead of just “News”. — I’ve been traveling for the last two weeks, so my … Continue reading »

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