Privileged to Pay Myself First

14 min readFeb 29, 2020

I began working on this post earlier in the week when the market was “only” down a thousand-and-a-half points. I was still feeling fairly mensch-like, sticking to the plan and feeling some, but not a lot, of stress about several major bills and expenses coming due at once on the first of this month.

I was feeling several things at once — a small measure of anxiety about paying out over ten thousand dollars’…


A married father of two children and a Morkie. Long-time economic developer, former P.O., avid reader and walker.