Tag Archives: Finances

Operation Non-Legal Eagle

This bird is lucky. He is not a legal eagle. He is a Bald Eagle. A non-legal eagle. One day, I aspire to emulate this bird; to also not be a legal eagle. I’ve become a bit obsessed about this … Continue reading

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Living Without Lines

Yesterday I hit Day 120 of booze-free living. Things are beginning to gel. I’m beginning to see the not drinking as part of a bigger picture. Part of the overall goal that I have for my life now that I’m … Continue reading

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Exercise in Frugality or How to Speed Up Leaving the Miserable Practice of Law

As I’ve mentioned in the past, the legal profession, in my experience, is soul-sucking. So when the case under which I’ve been buried for the past several weeks did not settle at mediation on Friday as I expected it would, the futility … Continue reading

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These Boots Are Made For Walking

I used to think frugality was the same as being cheap. My mother shopped at garage sales and did not spend money on herself beyond necessities. She wasn’t into clothes, jewelry, or girly pampering. My dad, in stark contrast, was … Continue reading

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Ten More Years

I’ve posted a bit of late about financial issues and retirement. I’ve got a plan, and if I follow it, I should be able to retire within the next 10 years. That sounds terrific, but for the fact I have … Continue reading

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How to Make the World Your Oyster

I haven’t posted in two weeks due to my new and growing obsession. I’m in the midst of a financial rebirth. Which I believe is due to a mid-life crisis. Not only did I recently turn 50 (May 2013), but … Continue reading

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Girls’ Night “Out There”

I had dinner last night with the girls. Girls, as in two of us who are 50, and a third who will be 50 in May. There was lots of talk of dating mid-life, Match.com fiascos, and recent breakups (one … Continue reading

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Don’t look back.

I took my engagement ring to a jeweler today to sell it. It’s an absolutely gorgeous ring. Two and a half years ago, I got engaged to an unemployed loser. One of those guys who says he’s an artist (a … Continue reading

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