Tip of the Week #280: Your Money or Your Life

Not long ago, I finished reading Your Money or Your Life by Vicky Robin and Joe Dominguez. For years, I have read financial books.  Not sure how I missed this one.  The authors published it years ago. These days, during times of high inflation, we need all the help we...

Word of the Day #97: Sententious

Words change over time.  We know that.  Sententious is one of those words. Sententious once meant full of wisdom.  These days, it kind of means full of it.  (Hint.  The it in full of it is not wisdom.) In Latin sententiosus meant full of meaning.  This word came from...

Tip of the Week #279: Three Things Magazine

I recently finished writing a book about working online.  In it, I hope to show other teachers how to make a living online. While writing the book, I researched dozens of paths. I have been earning my living online since 2011. After all this time, I believe one of the...

Word of the Day #93: Cheesparing

Cheeseparing – Saving via extreme frugality If someone cuts for you a rather thin piece of cheese, they are cheeseparing.  Perhaps because they are frugal. Cheeseparing comes from the Old English word for cheese (case) and the Old French word for trimming,...

Word of the Day #91: Triskaidekaphobia

Triskaidekaphobia – Irrational fear of the number thirteen Triskaidekaphobia is a combination of multiple Greek words. Τρεῖς (tres) three, χαί (kai), δέχα (deka) ten and, or course φόβος (phobos) fear. This word came up in a Greek class this morning, as we were...