Monday, April 16, 2012


In non-finance related news, Mr. M heard back from the doctors today concerning is results. Our doctor would still like us to come in and speak with him on May 1st but he wrote on the chart the word “better” according to the nurse.

At this point in our journey, I’ll take better than worse.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tax Day Freebies

April 17th is officially tax day and with that, there are few freebies to enjoy.
Here is a list with links from Hip2Save.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Throwing stones at glass houses?


Last week, I was contacted by a headhunter to provide a reference for a “friend” as she is applying for new work. The word friend is used loosely as we have grown apart in the last year due the fact that she fired a mutual friend and stopped talking to not only the mutual friend but myself as well. I guess I was kicked out of the circle due to association.
Ironically, her husband works for Mr. M so we see each other at their work events but gone are the days of fun lunches or phone calls.
And then a few weeks ago, out of the blue, she decides to quit her job and proceeds to tell her husband through a text. We found out later that while she “resigned” from her job, it was forced as she in fact embezzled money from the organization. As an Executive Director of a Non-Profit, it only took a few days for the news of her departure to spread like wildfire through our small town. Now, this friend is living several states away and asking for a reference.
For those that are new readers, my father had an idiot moment with a Con-Artist less than a year ago and squandered away a good chunk of money. So part of me understands that my friend made a stupid mistake. However, the selfish side of me is not sure if I want to associated with someone who has made such an illegal act so publicly and at the same time has been mean/distant to me over the past year.
So, I guess my long-winded question is would you give a recommendation for my friend if you were in my situation?