The need for relevance killed Gatsby, not love –

I read of Huntington Hartford of the now defunct A&P supermarket this weekend. Leading me to Hartford was an article that implied how inheritance and windfalls generally make less overall good to the inheritor (and by extension to the world) than to those who’ve accumulated their wealth over a long period of time. The grind and […]

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Our $35 wedding needs more telling –

My sisters are visiting us over thanksgiving. How long are they staying with us? Three days. Can they sleep on the floor? ** Earlier this week, we documented our $72 K savings goal for next year. Our plan is to max our retirement accounts early, then hit our taxable accounts. We’ll be on a tight […]

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My Money Map, Sir!

Would you do this if you had a million dollars?, asked my wife as she came home from work this morning. Yes I would, I tell her. How about ten million? Yes, I would. I’m going to sleep now, you incorrigible boy. But this, the official money map chain gang, is a wonderful exercise. Thank you Apathy […]

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Python Pandas or BeautifulSoup, anyone?

I’m not a technical person (I struggle with WordPress, and only recently opened by first twitter account – add me). I came across Python when I was in college – back when it wasn’t “in”. It has grown rampantly over the years, and is becoming (if it hasn’t already) a prerequisite for any kind of data […]

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Middle Class or Middle Income*

Disclaimer: this piece, like most pieces in similar sites elsewhere, is mostly recycled facts, obvious or already stated. All original ideas will be blatantly obvious and highly energized.  A surge of articles on “middle class” hit my Feedly yesterday. I grew up in a middle class family, without quite knowing what it was. My father […]

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