When The 62nd Birthday Blows Up In Your Face

When The 62nd Birthday Blows Up In Your Face.

(last updated 11 March 2017)

What on earth can you mean by this headline, Dave?  On birthdays you typically blow out candles, things don’t usually blow up?

Things Can Blowup

Well, if you’re a US military veteran who is now working under the CSRS retirement system … or if you already retired under the CSRS, and you still don’t know the significance of the 62nd birthday, then you might want to read this article:

Some military veterans who went on to civilian careers in government are getting a nasty surprise when they turn 62.

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You Can’t Say You Haven’t Been Warned

This post is dedicated to all my readers who have Google AdSense on their websites … blogs or "traditional" websites … and all those who may be considering the idea.

Recently, Google changed their terms of service for AdSense Publishers … that’s what you are if you display Google AdSense.  They made specific changes in their requirements for Privacy Policies for all publishers and they put "teeth" in to the rule.  In the past these policies were suggested … and lack of them might affect a site’s quality score, but the rules could essentially be ignored.  Now Google have promised to stop serving publishers who don’t comply.  Many of the major blogs have been ignoring this, Darren (of course), took note and wrote it up here.… Read the rest

Just How Long Have You Been In Civil Service?

Recently we talked a bit about the practicalities and legalities of what a federal employee’s actual “basic pay” really is.  Basic Pay is of course very important if for no other reason than it becomes one of the single biggest factors that determines how large an employee’s annuity (retirement check) will be. … Read the rest

Leave Your Name and Email and Get a Pounding Headache

Leave Your eMail and Get a Headache

I was reading Darren Rowse’s problogger.net this morning and came across this article.  Boy! did it strike home with me.

I enter my name and email in a lot of online squeeze pages’ and I often learn a great deal of value.… Read the rest

What’s So Unique About A Unique?


What’s So Unique?

Darren Rowse had an interesting write-up today about an interesting service called Izea Rank.  This is yet another “blog only” ranking system designed to help bloggers answer that age-old question of “where am I”.

Just for the record I won’t be participating for a number of reasons, but Darren’s article and some of the comments already made to it … worth a read, by the way … prompted me to get busy and finish up this post that has been languishing in my “Drafts” folder for some time.… Read the rest

More About Passion and the Masters

Passionate Earning

You’ll recall I have mentioned often there that the number one thing, above all, that you must do to make money online is to do something.  Of all the reasons people fail, there is no reason that even comes close than paralysis by analysis.… Read the rest