A child’s debt

My parents reared five children and helped them each with college. In the end, there wasn’t enough money left to keep my mother out of a Medicaid-funded nursing home. Many of the people who work there are unaccustomed to patients who are still aware of their surroundings, making the situation less than ideal for her.Continue reading “A child’s debt”

Debts and budget, Poseidon style

Simply put, the way to stop drowning in debts starts with the buoyancy of budgeting.  When you unpack that, not all of it is as horrifying as it might sound, but some of it’s a bit worse than you probably initially thought it would be. Debt can overwhelm you.  Western society is pretty much basedContinue reading “Debts and budget, Poseidon style”

TPW’s debt story, or: how one Pagan got buried and dug himself out again

My debt story began the way it has for many people before and since, with college.  Some of the details are timeless, but others might be quite different than what the students of 2016 are experiencing.  One thing I suspect is unchanging is the fact that college is more financially perilous for the children ofContinue reading “TPW’s debt story, or: how one Pagan got buried and dug himself out again”

Vanquishing debt

I promised a Facebook friend I would write a post about debt elimination, but the more I know, the harder it is to write just little bits about this topic, especially when it comes to writing about debt for Pagans, a group that tends to have strong feelings about money in general. Instead, I thinkContinue reading “Vanquishing debt”

About Greece

Dear Poseidon, I’ve been thinking about Greece. It’s in the news a lot now, as it goes through the most recent — and apparently most dire — throes of the debt problems that have plagued it since that country joined the Eurozone. I don’t know how many of my ancestors made offerings to you, Poseidon,Continue reading “About Greece”