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I’ve seen a few articles on the Internet lately trying to determine how much money we need for early retirement. A lot of it has to do with your lifestyle. If you are someone who likes to travel, eat out, or go to shows, you may need more money to

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The Summer Heat

The summer of 2021 has been a hot one. I haven’t had to cut the lawn since May. On the negative side, the air conditioner has been running non-stop for that long too. The electric bill has been averaging about $90 per month. That’s not too bad. My house has

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COVID Market Crash

Here we go again. The stock market is dropping today as a result of all the scary news reports over the weekend that another wave of COVID is starting to gain momentum. Yet, here in Minnesota, the mnhealth Twitter account just announced that COVID-19 cases are down dramatically and that

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Seiko Watch Update

In a previous post, I talked about replacing the band pins on my Seiko Kinetic. I purchased the new pins from a seller on Ebay. The listing was for 20 pins that would fit my Seiko Windward band. Total price with tax and shipping was $14. I ended up replacing

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Refurbishing old Watches

Getting an old watch to work again can often be as simple as replacing the battery. Anything more than that can be a challenge for a watch repair novice. I’ve been looking for small items that can be easily shipped and sell for good money on ebay. Refurbishing old watches

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