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Show your worth

All the talk about the fiscal abyss and the possible threats to Social Security made me realize how vulnerable most of us are, especially seniors who stand to lose part of their basic (and often the only) means of survival. Because women tend to live longer than men our vulnerability will last longer. Overall not much […]

3.7.2013

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The emotional 401K

People in the work force, if they get lucky, are invited to participate in the corporate 401K program. Everybody does it, so they do it. The investment world uses rosy pictures and fear to convince people to take that route. And besides, nobody in their right mind would let the contribution of the employer go to […]

Taking charge of your life is not a root canal

I bought “Dark Star Safari” by Paul Theroux as my reading material for the long flight from Seattle to Cape Town end of October last year. It has taken me this long to finish it. It is full of confirmations as small parts of my life from the UN and NGO years in the 90’s resurfaced […]


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