Social Security Contingencies

Although 2034 seems a long ways off, not too early to be rethinking Social Security plans.  It’s due to run out of assets during our lifetime.  2034 is when the Trust Fund part runs out.  Assuming we get lucky for 13-more years! Actually, we doubt it will be that long.  Because Covid 19 and the dollar’s falling status as the global reserve currency all comes into play.  So does a Fed describing property we labeled …

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Coriolis, Your Holiday Work Assignments; Woo-Woo

Markets in Coriolis Enjoy the euphoria while you can.  There are serious reasons for concern which we will poke at for a moment.  Since getting the rest of the year wrong could be life-altering. Seasonality Matters September is almost traditionally one of the worst-performing months for the stock market.  It is up there – in reliability – with old market sayings like “sell in May and go away…”  Doesn’t mean you should pull in your …

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Slowing Down Aging – Mental Tricks

Another chapter in the next book “Packing to Die:  The Suitcase between your Ears…” Today, we will look for those easy to use tools that can not only keep you “thinking young” but – special bonus here – if you ever have to do time in solitary confinement – you can actually look forward to it. Yeah – interesting ground for a book on prepping to die – but we do look at things a …

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ShopTalk Sunday: Runaway 2 by 4 Tool Storage

Although the “news” has mainly devolved into butt-covering liberals trying to cover-up the return of Covid 19 on their watch, and glossing over the data on vaccinated people getting Delta, there’s little else to keep the creative mind engaged. Short of mental “office pools” on when the market’s next “recognition moment nosebleed” will begin.  Until you go to the shop, that is… Maybe we will talk about that next weekend.  For now, though, let’s work …

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ShopTalk Sunday: Problem-Solvers, Tooling Up, Machine Runs

There is a ton of material this morning – mostly in the form of stories and vignettes, so pour a long cup and let’s have a go at this: EBay Bargains T’other day on eBay, I was out “buying information” and I came up with a couple of real gems.  Before I tell you about them, though, let me give you my “shopping excuse.”  Writer’s are sorta like computers:  To get lots out of them, you …

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