Secret Income

The high earnings of doctors and lawyers is well known, and it is expected to see them in luxurious homes. It is a little surprising when one finds a modest businessman of no apparent specialty, intellect, or skill in possession of an impressive estate earned through prolonged scrappiness. Yet in wealthy areas, there are dozens…

Measuring hours instead of completion cheats everyone

I try not to watch others too closely. I’m not the NSA or CIA. The two professional workmen had a long list of tasks for getting my newly purchased house in order, and they had decided to milk it for a one time gain since we had initially agreed to a daily rate. They’d make…