Saturday, March 31, 2007

Healthcare, part 1

A few days ago I wrote some prefacing thoughts to this subject and now I'd like to add a few more words about what this topic entails. Just last week in the LA Times I read that the congress is considering a new way to increase healthcare coverage to children by taking the funds for the program from the social security benefits of the elderly. My first reaction to this idea was disgust, billions are being spent to support our "war", and children are no more or less valuable to protect and give healthcare to than adults or seniors. So why are they even considering it? Of course, the answer is clear. They are politicians and they are waving the flag while not acually doing anything.

Monday, March 26, 2007


Do you suppose we really mean it when we talk about health care? Do we really mean that we should all have some version of it? If we look at the reality, we don't appear to care more than the words it takes to say it. It's like as long as we're talking about it then that's just like showing that we want it, right? Only, we don't have it, right? Wanting it isn't the same as having it.

So how can we get health care that is permanent and all encompassing, and how do we pay for it? Well, here's a thought. What if we decided that a part of our health care plan included drug counseling and education. And what if we decided that the funding for that part of the plan and the rest of our new health care package was going to be funded by the tax payer dollars that we now use to fight the war on drugs.

Would that be health caring?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday and the weather is sunny

We started out the day snuggling. Sleeping in after a night of dancing can do that for ya. Then a quick walk around the neighborhood before heading over to Panera for a bagel and orange juice. T brought her own muffin since she's now in the fourth month of Jenny Craig. And while I read about the Clipper's win she studied her current reading book, How to Make Money with Small Investment Properties. I find it amazingly ironic that the world as it stands right now is so contradictory. We sit in the sun and prepare for investing in the future while the real estate bubble bursts all around us just like a car bomb in Bagdad.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Presume that . . .

money in your hand is better than money still to come. Assume that figuring out how to get and keep money in your hand is a work in progress. Think about the concept of self worth. Can it be measured in money only? Ask yourself who's the judge of the correctness in your answers. I like to think that I am in control. But when I look back over my experience with money, I can see that that was not the case. Ah the appearance of having money, isn't that what maxed out credit and McMansion houses and Hummers are all about?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Hello folks, and welcome to . . .

our new blog spot for Finance for Fun. We have been studying the fun of finance for quite a while and now we want to see what you do with and for your money and let you check out what we have to say about what we do/have learned to do with and for ours. If you arrived here via our website, then you know a little about our enterprise. If not, then maybe over the next few posts we can enlighten you.