Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

A Dozen for Twenty-Twenty

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The year 2020 has brought more new features and innovations to Slope than any other time in our fifteen year history. Here is a recap of some of our most interesting innovations; click on any of them to revisit what each of them is about:

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Ecce Homo

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You have a next-door neighbor. His name is Sam. He seems like a decent guy and seems to do all right for himself. And, for the purposes of this allegory, you happen to know a lot about Sam’s financial situation.

First off, he makes a good living. He pulls down $200,000 a year. Impressive! So he is able to sell whatever goods and services he has available and is willing to provide for that sum each year. Well done, Sam. It’s a good income.

Oh, he’s also $250,000 in debt. But big deal, right? After all, plenty of people have debt. Mortgages, for one thing. Debt is part of life. he’s on time with his payments. So lay off. His “debt to annual production” is 125%.