Tag Archives: Family

The debt trap

Yesterday’s post sparked a lot of interest among my readers so I thought I would follow it with some information about the debt crisis facing many Americans. Here are some statistics being reported about debt in 2019. Consumer debt recently … Continue reading

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Dealing with personal debt

Years ago I used to list all my debts for the month and write out to the side which week I would pay each one. The list of creditors was quite long, and some months the money didn’t go far … Continue reading

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Student debt crisis

There has been a lot of talk lately about the student debt crisis facing university students. We heard in the last election a lot of promises of eliminating student debt, and we are likely to hear even more in the … Continue reading

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Balance

Back in the 1980s I was working third shift on an assembly line. One night one of the supervisors was telling me how difficult his job was becoming. He had been a former shop worker like me but had accepted … Continue reading

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The Stuff We Accumulate

I love going to auctions. You’ve probably already figured that out. The old fashioned country farm auctions are my favorites. Everything is lined up on tables and wagons or spread out on the ground. There’s usually a lot of antique … Continue reading

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The Best Use of Your Time

In the 1960s a Senate committee predicted that by 2000 we would have a 14-hour workweek. Some people were concerned that people would become bored with all the leisure time they would have due to the various labor saving devices … Continue reading

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Nonessential Employees

As the government shutdown continues the news media focuses a great deal on those workers who have been laid off without pay and those who are required to work during the shutdown without pay. The number of such employees, according … Continue reading

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