Michael on January 12th, 2009
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As my wife and I got ready for bed last night I pushed on the top of the soft-soap dispenser.  Out came a solution roughly composed of 95% water and 5% soap.  I looked at my wife.  She started laughing.  And then I knew what happened.
My three (AND A HALF!) year-old daughter has found a [...]

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Michael on January 9th, 2009
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I don’t feel so good.
You: No?
From Wednesday night until this morning, I was in bed for almost 32 straight hours.
You: Ouch – not fun.
Uncomfortable and, looking back, kind of boring.  I’m still not feeling great, but I am sitting up.  For this, I am most grateful.
You: Being that sick does give you some perspective.
Sure does.  [...]

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Michael on January 7th, 2009
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Who’s your financial idol?
A) Warren Buffet – Makes a LOT, spends very little, gives most away.
B) Suze Orman – Financial writer on every TV show (finance, news, pop culture) multiple times a day.
C) Hank Paulson – He signs the dollar bill.
D) Other – Who? Why?

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You may recall that at the outset of the financial crisis, a time that now seems relatively calm, Congress provided for an Economic Stimulus Payment.  Many married couples and single individuals received $1,200 and $600, respectively, as a result of this program.  Although there has been talk for months about a second stimulus payment nothing [...]

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Michael on January 2nd, 2009
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I just finished reading Life after a six-figure salary at CNNMoney.com.  The article highlights two examples of the plight of the numerous recently laid off workers. Specifically, how in this very difficult job market  job applicants face stiff competition from other unemployed workers, lengthening the time out of work.  Even if an offer is to [...]

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