I saw something in 1980 that my mind could not comprehend. Inserted inside an employee’s personnel file was a W-4 form which showed the number of withholding exemptions claimed by the employee. The number was 52. 52? This was the W-4 form completed by a well-paid employee in a VP or similar position. Being 22 years old at the time, I couldn’t imagine this employee
Mae watches her brother, Pepi, to see if he can squeeze through a small space. If he makes it, she comes through the space, too. She also waits until he successfully leaps from the living room ottoman onto the couch. For her, that proves she’ll also leap without falling. Pepi is smart, and Mae is, too, in her own right. Mae’s thought process is, “Why
You qualify as a financial genius if any of the following applies: Pay yourself at least $10 per month before paying others (you are first on the list) Set up automatic bill pay through your checking account (that’s genius in itself) Organize paying bills so you don’t pay late charges at least 98% of the time Calculate numbers on your fingers when necessary (totally acceptable)
“You can pay this online.” “I don’t have my husband’s password.” “Okay, well, the amount due is (amount) and you can pay online if you don’t want to mail it.” “I just told you I don’t have the password.” This excerpted conversation between a credit card company representative and me is, thankfully, the only discussion about a bill that was necessary after my husband’s passing.
During my senior year in high school, the school year advanced like this: September, October, November, May I have no recollection of the five months between November and May. Most students want time to pass quickly, but not me. I knew that life’s responsibilities would accelerate after graduation, and at the time I didn’t look forward to the change. Today, time still passes quickly for