Halloween Baby

by Joe Plemon on November 1, 2009

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Creative Commons License photo credit: david_jacquin

I came into this world at 10:00 PM, October 31, 1946. My mom, ever the practical joker, had attended a Halloween party earlier in the evening dressed as a pregnant bride, so my appearance became the first, but certainly not the last, time I messed up her plans. Being a Halloween baby has been fun for me. I have always enjoyed the jokes about “being born with the goblins” and Halloween, unlike Christmas, does not overshadow a birthday recognition. Tonight Janice and I will hang out at our daughter’s house, treating little ones, eating chocolate birthday cake and simply enjoying the season. Life is good.

Posts I have enjoyed this week:

  • Len Penzo is right on with his post It’s time unemployed people started working for free.  Check it out for updates on the newest legislative proposals to increase qualified time for drawing unemployment benefits.  When does unemployment become “fun”employment?  Hmmm.
  • Will 2010 mirror the years of the Great Depression or perhaps a much more recent year?  Jeff Rose points out that 2010 could look like 2004 in this post.
  • More home-buyer credits on the horizon?  It could be that not only will the first time homeowner credit be extended, but a new one for existing homeowners is in the works.  Read Bob’s post $6500 home-buyer tax credit for existing home owners to learn the latest.
  • Considering drawing your Social Security soon?  Already on Social Security.  You need to read this post at Kipplinger “Boost Your Social Security Benefits” for common sense and little known tips.
  • CFP Joel Ohman compares the size and types of risk of entrepreneurship with the risk of employment in this guest post for Debt Free Adventure.  A great read that will examine some myths and preconceptions of risk.
  • Do you need some motivation to reach for the stars?  Paul Norwine writes an inspiring guest post for Man Vs Debt using Rocky Balboa as an example.  I can’t resist this Rocky quote from the post, But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. Hey…motivation AND Rocky…it doesn’t get much better than that!
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