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  1. Why I Hate the Question “So, what do you do?”

    by , 10-10-2009 at 06:58 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    It never fails: You encounter new people and the first question they ask is, “So, what do you do?” Occasionally you’ll encounter people that seem to ask this question out of a genuine interest in you and your life, but most of the time you can tell that it’s their way of quickly sizing up your social status, paycheck, and your potential worth to them.

    I hate this question for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that I do not have a socially acceptable answer. What do I ...

    Updated 10-10-2009 at 07:20 PM by [email protected] (Keep getting a 404 Error message.)

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  2. Is Anything That You Own Worth Living Paycheck to Paycheck to Pay for?

    by , 09-22-2009 at 06:46 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    This is a simple question that I ask myself that helps me stay debt free. It may sound infantile or even stupid to some, but if you take the question seriously each time you ask it as I have, it has saved me from making a lot of poor purchases over the year. I know because when I was younger, I did live paycheck to paycheck. The question is:

    Is anything that I own that’s worth living paycheck to paycheck to pay for?

    Is the new car that I want worth living paycheck to ...