First, to clarify, I’m not saying that putting money in the stock market is gambling, but some people do believe that. This post is not investing advice — it’s history I’ve learned over the years of saving for retirement. There are no affiliate links in this post, nor do I have any interest in the companies mentioned in this post, except for owning a few shares of … [Read more...] about Gambling: Lottery Ticket or Stock Market?
Archives for August 2020
Here’s my recommended weekend reading list for this weekend — a few articles and blog posts I found interesting this week. Ron Sider’s Blog Dr. Ron Sider, a retired professor from Messiah University, is one of my favorite bloggers. I’m posted links to some of his posts before. His latest post today explains in detail why he will vote for Joe Biden for president. He … [Read more...] about Weekend Reading List
One year ago today I got my Apple Card (the credit card from Apple/Goldman Sachs). It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already, and I wouldn’t have even thought about it if Facebook hadn’t reminded me this morning (thanks, Facebook) after posting about it last year. I have used it almost exclusively for my purchases since I received it last year (I’ll mention the … [Read more...] about Apple Card — One Year Later
I read a lot. Much of it is online, but I’m almost always in the middle of one or two books, too — Kindle versions, of course — so I can pick up wherever I might be at the moment. I’ve finished two books in the last month and a third is more than half read. I plan to occasionally post a list of some of the best online articles I’ve read over the last week or so. If you … [Read more...] about Weekend Reading List
Ever since the advent of digital photography, but especially since the time our mobile phones have included good cameras, everyone has become a photographer. One of the greatest benefits of digital photography is that you get to see the results of your photographs immediately. Contrast that to the “good old days” when you took your film to Fotomat or the drug store and waited … [Read more...] about Eight Easy Steps to Improve Your Photography