Michael on December 11th, 2009
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At the end of 2008, I put together a list of my favorite moments of the year.  These were personal memories, mind you, not political or otherwise newsworthy events, though they sometimes overlapped.
You: How?  You didn’t do anything newsworthy.

Here’s an example: the Red Sox coming back to beat the Tampa Rays 8-7 in Game 5 [...]

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Michael on November 3rd, 2009
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Numerous studies have demonstrated weak correlations between happiness and wealth. (The sole exception are the truly impoverished, who are most likely to report being unhappy.)  Still, once you are out of poverty, there is very little relationship between happiness and financial stature.
Before I had children, I learned the most from my parents, grandparents, and other [...]

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Michael on July 10th, 2009
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When this post goes live on the morning of July 10, 2009, I won’t be at work.
You: What will you be doing?
Getting away.
You: Why? Too much Michael Jackson coverage?

Partially because of MJ, but mostly because July 10 is my anniversary.
You: Congrats – how many years?
Ten.  Kind of a big deal.
You: Didn’t think you’d make it [...]

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Michael on June 24th, 2009
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This is a guest post by Kathryn Marion, author of Grads: Take Charge of Your First Year After College. Last week, I posted Transitioning to the Real world and asked for questions for Kathryn.  Today, Kathyrn provides her answers:

I know that saving money is important, but I also love traveling/vacationing which gets expensive. Some friends [...]

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Michael on October 14th, 2008
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The stock market is hyperactive.
You: Gee, you think?
Indeed.  The last thing I saw this volatile was Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.
You: That guy was explosive!
Fortunately, less people will be murdered as a direct result of this market’s volatility.
You: I sure hope so.
One of the things to remember during periods of economic certainty is that the basics [...]

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