Category Archives: Money Issues

Counting Down (68)

Two more weeks! Two more weeks until I move back into my house!! It may still need some work, but it will be habitable. I am moving back home! Can you tell I’m excited? The lease for the rental house … Continue reading

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And the beat goes on (61)

This weekend I went to the Austin City Limits music festival for the first time. Getting tickets is no easy task. You have to register with their website many months in advance and if you’re really lucky, you’ll get picked … Continue reading

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Couches and tables and chairs, oh my! (56)

Shopping list: couch, chairs, coffee table, sofa bed, mattresses, entertainment stand, TV, some lamps, and a rug or two. I think that’s it, at least until I move into my as yet unknown new house in the (I hope) near … Continue reading

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Dear Insurance People (54)

I feel a rant coming on. It’s been 3 ½ months since the fire and I have yet to get a check for my personal property loss. I understand you’ve been busy with all the other work my house fire … Continue reading

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Money, money, money (49)

If all had gone as planned, I would have sold my house by now and be settling in a new one. The house would be smaller, more manageable, and here’s the crucial part, less expensive. Also, I’d have some money … Continue reading

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My life on a spreadsheet (38)

Spreadsheets make me feel anxious these days. Not the ones from work; those just induce drowsiness. I’m talking about my life on a spreadsheet, or rather all my worldly belongings laid out in neat rows and columns, some of which … Continue reading

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How much is health worth? (33)

On May 12, as my house was burning, my son was taken to the ER. He didn’t want to go. I’ve got to go to the airport to pick up my mom, he kept saying. But the ambulance crew insisted. … Continue reading

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