• Business

    Slavery Days are Over. It’s Time to Take Our Lives Back.

    I quit my job the other day. I had been asked to do more and more over the passing months, up to and including things that I normally charge $40/hour for in my computer repair business but at a pay scale that is less than the entry-level pay at McDonald’s and other local businesses. While I had already been considering…

  • Finances,  Retirement

    Social Security is Not Enough

    A coworker is being forcefully retired at work. At over 70 years of age, he has worked for my bosses now for 40-plus years. Tears were shining in his eyes as he told me the news. He has one month’s notice before his last day. “But you’ve got Social Security, right?” I asked, casting about for a way to console…

  • Finances,  Security

    Money

    Unless you live in the woods you will need some amount of money to survive. There will always be property taxes, groceries and whatnot in our lives—all with hands out waiting for their share of our income. Where does your money come from? Chances are you only have a single source. It could be a job or a pension, but it is…