I wish you knew who it was to teach them a lesson. Because in my opinion
you are right. They won't learn or stop because they more than likely
believe they have the sense of entitlement.
I once called out my step kids own mom for taking a dollar bill off My
kitchen table without asking. I watched her take it. Put it in her
pocket and walk right out the door.
When I called her out on it, she just laughed and said, "it's a
dollar! If you need it that bad I'll give it back."
I politely explained, I didn't want or need the dollar back. But it was
the principle fact that it wasn't hers. In fact nothing in the house was
her, but the two beautiful children.
So then she threw her own daughter under the bus saying she told her she
could have it.
I promptly asked, "Well if your daughter said you could have my TV,
would you take it?"
Again she just laughed.
It took a long while for her to talk to me again. I later found out, I
was one of the only people to have ever called her out on her taking
what was not hers. She had been doing it to everyone around her for
Or better yet, does someone buy you fresh flowers?
My husband is a florist so we get fresh flowers all the time and I
absolutely love them. I love coming home to a nice bouquet on the table
on the weekend.
We try to have dinner at the table each night with the kids so we love
to have a small bouquet for decoration.
One of my favorite things to do on vacation is find a local floral shop
and support them with buying a bouquet for the hotel room. I get to
enjoy them while I stay and then offer them to the housekeeper when I
leave. Also I absolutely love birds of paradise flowers.
I'm no longer licensed so please take this advice with a grain of salt.
You really have three choices with the old 401k.
1) roll it over to your new employers 401k plan. The pros for doing this
is the majority of your retirement money will be together. Growing
together. And you'll be adding to it. Plus the fees are typically pretty
low. Lastly you can think of this as a pro or a con, you'll have a
finite amount of choices to invest in with a 401k. Less choices less
chance of making a mistake.
2) roll it over into a Traditional IRA at a completely new financial
institution. Usually there is a small fee sometimes annually to have an
IRA. But depending on where you take it, sky's the limit as to your
options. Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CDs, cash, ETFs, and the list goes
on. This is why when you take it to another institution there is a fee,
because a professional will help you invest it into something right for
you and your risk tolerance.
3) cash it out. Please don't do this. There are lots of fees and taxes
involved with this and you'll be putting yourself backwards in the
My suggestion. If you don't have spare money or think you'll have spare
money to add to your account without it being pretax and straight from
your paycheck, roll it into your new companies 401k plan. Your new
employer has already done the research for you and they have a
professionals to help you choose options.
This year we are not going anywhere for our kid's Spring Break since our
daughter is graduating in May we are saving for a big gift to her
instead of a vacation.
But my favorite vacation spot of the passed few years has been Palm
Springs, CA! It's fantastic. The Thursday street market is absolutely
amazing! I have bought so many art pieces from local artisan in Palm
I can't wait to get back there. I'm hoping this fall I can get back.
The sound of a powerful car flying passed you. You only get to see it
for a split second. If you are close enough you can feel it vroom by
you. You could smell the exhaust. Then wait for it to fly passed you
again and again and again.
Yes, the drivers must have nerves of steel to drive so fast and for so
long. And be so close to the cars on all four sides of them.
But is that really athleticism? Not really if you ask me. You're just
sitting there driving in a circle...excuse me oval...and talking on a
Honestly the athletes of NASCAR are the mechanics and the Pit Crew! They
are so fast. I don't know about you but it takes me several minutes just
to locate all the correct pieces to change my tire then to get the jack
placed in the perfect spot so it doesn't come crashing down on me. Scary
thought! But the Pit Crew. The real unsung heros of NASCAR. Which to me
isn't a sport. Sorry friends that think it is.