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The Investing Game

$5K - 52 Weeks - 20 Penny Stocks One Winner!! Week - 2 The risks & rewards: Loss of entire investment, unlikely but acceptable. Don’t risk what you can’t lose! Whether you’re literally rolling the dice or investing in speculative financial instruments, it’s sound policy not to take out a mortgage on your house to do so. The events of this week highlight why this is so. “Flush me J!” That movie line popped into my head as I observed some...

The Investing Game

$5K - 52 Weeks - 20 Penny Stocks One Winner!! Week - 1 The goals: Write every week. I guess that’s the main goal and the only reason I’m using this particular platform is because I’m already on it and don’t need to set something up. I’ve never tried writing something on a regular basis. Wait, that’s wrong. I wrote a weekly roller hockey column for a town kids league. It showed up in a very local paper, but it did have my name on the line! That...

The Investing Game

Like many these days, I have dabbled in the investment scene. Of course I've had a company 401K for years and really didn't pay much attention to it. Last year however, things changed! The virus hit, the world got all flitty, and the stock market took a bit of a tumble. It looked like a good opportunity to "Buy the dip" as I've learned it's called. I didn't want to say anything to the wife about this as I was afraid it might alarm her. Turned...

Meditation

A few minutes of meditation today. True silence is not possible of course. The sound of my breathing is mingled with the sounds of my enviroment. Breath in, the birds outside my living room window chatter. Mostly sparrows, an odd jay or cardinal adds a percussive rhythm. Aircraft on their way to landing filled with people and their thoughts pass overhead. I hear the groan of the engines and wonder at the lives passing by. My lungs are filled, I...