The Masters Of Boredom: How Managing The Slow Moments Can Make You Wealthy

Are you feeling a bit bored with life right about now?  With many parts of the world still under pandemic restrictions (due to the COVID-19 virus), I frequently hear people complaining of boredom — both in real life and speaking with acquaintances online.

People are bored with the lockdown life.  They want things to get back to “normal”, with its free international travel, movie theaters, indoor restaurants, bars, as well as concerts, conventions, and other social meetups….

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5 DIY Ways To Save You’re Probably Ignoring

Like most people, you’ve probably found yourself cooking AND eating at home a lot more in 2020.  As a result you’ve probably seen some very significant savings in your monthly budget this year.

You’re certainly not alone – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis recorded a national savings rate of 32.2% in April and 23.3% in May.  This is the most recently released data from the BEA.  Those two months in 2020 are the highest savings rates ever recorded in the United States!  No period in history even comes close (at least since the Bureau of Economic Analysis started keeping track).

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June 2020 Expenses And Dividend Income

June was an exceptionally good month.  Life was good.  Really good in fact!  Our financials held-up well (all things considered) during the pandemic, and the kids finally finished school in June. Which means we have the resources and time for some family adventure!

In Washington State (where we live), our “stay-at-home order” has finally ended.  Things are definitely not “back to normal”, but we can at least get out of the house a bit more…

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There’s No Going Back…

Argh! Believe it or not this is the second time I’m writing this post. I was just about ready to publish the first (original) version last Friday, but upon hitting the ‘publish’ button, the post disappeared into a puff of digital smoke.

Damn! Hours and hours of writing completely gone due to some strange technological fart.

But my little blogging mishap is a very very small problem compared to the incredible difficulties many people are living through at this very moment. It’s been a very difficult year.

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May 2020 Expenses And Dividend Income

In my opinion, Spring is one of the best times to be alive.  After a long cold winter, when spring finally hits it’s like rocket fuel for my happiness level.  The comes sun out, the plants are green, and the flowers are blooming again.

May also happens to be one of the best months for spring in our area (the Pacific Northwest).

It’s too bad that May didn’t have the same kind of energy this year…

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The Money Mind: Is It A Natural Talent Or A Learned Skill?

If you’re the kind of person that’s not afraid to talk about money, sooner or later you’ll encounter the phrase “She’s good with money”, or “He’s bad with money”.

It’s an interesting turn of phrase… one that implies some individuals have a greater ability to make money (or build wealth) than others.  Living in today’s very unequal world, this appears to be the case.

On one hand we have billionaires with so much wealth they could literally spend one billion dollars a year and still not outlive their own fortunes…

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