Why I Miss Personal Checks

When I used to write several checks a month, I never forgot how to make my signature or what my name is. $$$ Knowing that, with my signature, I could create my own currency, made me feel like a GOD. $$$ The subject line was fun. I could put whatever I wanted there. When I […]

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Planning for your Retirement

Nothing beats an IRA or, as I call it, “Charlie’s Impulse-Spending Fund”… Δ Retirement is much cheaper if you live with one of your kids. Choose the one who paused the least when you asked if you could live with him… Δ In warmer climates, nothing beats living in a refrigerator box. Δ There are […]

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Wealth of Notions

If we ever go to an all-barter economy, gynecologists are going to have a rough time in retail establishments. € I used to make tiny gold bars out of scrap jewelry and kept them in a little bowl. In no time, I’d amassed a small fortune… € I broke a quarter into three pieces and […]

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It was Never Easy for Me

I had a rough childhood. My family had nothing and had to borrow to get even that. We lived at the dump for years. When people hear this, they always ask the same question: “If you lived at the dump, where did you throw your trash?”. Well, it was Florida, so we threw it beside […]

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