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Two Financial Events Today!

October 23rd, 2013 at 03:45 pm

Another no-spend day. This is getting downright boring!

I WILL be spending later today, when I buy next month's train pass.

I'm going to a financial seminar later this morning; it's sponsored by a local bank and is called "Saving Money and Successful Budgeting." I don't expect I will really learn anything new, but since saving money is pretty much my hobby I thought I'd check it out.

I notice there are no longer "refreshments provided." It used to be that every HR event provided a free lunch. Those were the days! Now we are all about cost-cutting.

The town hall meeting about our College budget is this afternoon -- so I am going to have a day immersed in budget talk! I heard another rumor -- that early retirement will be encouraged. Yikes! I can't see any way I could do it -- I hope I am not going to get a nudge in that direction. I can't imagine what incentive they could provide that would make a difference.

I took Petunia's advice and had a bit of cheese with my muffin this morning. Since it was a raisin bran muffin, I feel quite full!

I'm starting to plan a drive-to-work day. It's about time for a haircut, and it's past time for an oil change. It's easier to do both in my work town. Plus I can visit my favorite Goodwill and fill up with cheap gas! Have to decide which is the best day. Can't put it off too long, as my bangs are in my eyes!

8 Responses to “Two Financial Events Today!”

  1. Bob B. Says:

    Nudging anyone in the direction of early retirement is age discrimination,.and is illegal.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Well, if the incentive is sweet enough, you could consider it. Smile

    I would go to a financial seminar called "Saving Money and Successful Budgeting" too. That sounds like fun to me. Sometimes, I think I really need to widen my interests.

  3. snafu Says:

    Brilliant to plan drive to work day around oil change, cheaper gas, haircut and GW - taking care of 4 items is amazing.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I know, Bob, I just wonder if I'll get little comments, you know?

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    If you get those comments, remind them it is illegal to discriminate based on age. What do you NEED at Goodwill? Don't let that stop undo all these no spend days you have been having!!

  6. ohsuzannah Says:

    One time I was part of a large layoff, and the company gave me extra severance because I was over 40! First of all since when is 40 old??? And second, I guess they were really covering their bases.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    CCF, I know what I'm going to look for: pants, sweaters, Halloween decor, stocking stuffers, preschool books. I feel my Goodwill shopping saves me a lot -- I rarely shop retail at all. In fact, I find retail prices quite shocking!

  8. bluesfemme Says:

    We're going through a downsizing of the public service, along with legislative change to make it easier to get rid of those with permanency (1200 jobs);it's not termed early retirement but redundancy, but with an incentive of 3wks pay/year service, you can understand why it's appealing to those nearing the end of their career.
    Hope it all works out ok, cb.

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