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Here’s when we really want to be celebrating National Save For Retirement Week

I logged in to my Vanguard account earlier this week, and found this admonition: I must confess, I didn’t know about this celebration week. For this I can only apologize, although to be fair there are plenty of celebration days, weeks, and months to have to remember. For example, the same week was also National … Continue reading »

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The best time to travel is coming up soon!

  It’s getting to be my favorite time of the year in the US for flying! Planes will be empty, fares will be cheap, airports will be a breeze to get to and around in. I’ve already booked a flight, and am looking forward to traveling. If you think I’ve lost my mind and am living … Continue reading »

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Celebrate “Stop Messing Around With Your Phone” Day!

  When I was in high school, my friends and I invented a holiday. We called it National Bubble Day. Held rather arbitrarily on the third Friday in April, it was an excuse to bring those little bottles of soap bubbles to school and blow them at odd intervals. Not to be disruptive, you understand, … Continue reading »

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Christmas is always in December, or why to plan for holidays

  So, we know that we need to save for yearly bills. Well, we need to save for yearly expenses too. (To those who are new here, welcome! You may be wondering what’s the difference between a Bill and an Expense? Well, a Bill is a regular and recurring debit or withdrawal from your budget, … Continue reading »

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Your new holiday calendar

  As I’ve said before, you don’t need to celebrate holidays if you don’t want. More importantly, you don’t need to celebrate holidays in the way that they were intended. But what to do instead? I decided to come up with a few ideas of ways to celebrate some holidays in different ways. These are … Continue reading »

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Repurpose your holidays

  I woke up on Christmas morning, excited. The streets were empty, everyone ensconced in their houses or apartments. I took off out of the city, way into the suburbs, where I had a hotel room waiting for me. Was I visiting family? Hanging out with friends? No, I was off to work on my … Continue reading »

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Don’t forget to stop

  For the next minute, basically as soon as you’re finished reading this, I want you to stop what you’re doing, stop reading, stop writing, stop everything, and just look around.

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Revisiting how to be grateful

  It’s Thanksgiving here in the US today. Many people have braved ridiculous airfares, maddening traffic, and horrendous delays, just to spend some time with their family and friends. But once you get past all of the hassle, there remains one of the only uncommercialized holidays there is, a remarkable achievement if you think about … Continue reading »

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How to survive the holiday travel season

  Frantic trips to the airport, layovers due to blizzards, crowds, plus an overwhelming sense of family obligation.  Yup, it must be the holiday season.

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