this RBMS talk on precarity labor that ended with ageism is why I am so hell bent on retiring in my 50s, come hell or high water. Ageism is extremely real even in librarianship, I expect it to get even worse, and tons of people are forced into early retirement due to workplace ageism. I would like to do it on my own terms as much as I can.

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there is no ethical investing under capitalism, but there are a lot of funds that are less problematic than others, and frankly I think investing in the stock market is less problematic than being a landlord

(i told the person who handles my Roth IRA to get me out of oil and gas before oil went to negative prices at the beginning of the pandemic. I felt so smart, lol)

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