Words to live by in these hard times

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I collect sayings like some people collect rocks and family photos. Whenever I’m rummaging through a drawer, I always stumble across one that speaks to me for whatever situations I might be facing. It’s uncanny.

Framed-Tile-1488 Here are a few I unearthed today as I agonized over what to do about some uninsured investments that I’ve been putting off moving to a FDIC institution:

If you don’t want to, you don’t have to.

If you do want to, you don’t have to.

But you could, because you can.

And if you can and you want to, you probably will.”

Problem solved. I’ve been wanting to do it and I have the ability to do it, so I did it. It was the right move because while I was preparing to invest the funds in certificates of deposit with returns in the low 3 percent range, the nice young lady at the bank told me about a new checking account for pays 4.25 percent!

When you think about it this little gem will work for most situations, assuming the decision is moral and lega!

If you haven’t been reading the mail from your bank, call immediately to see what kind of interest bearing accounts they offer. At my bank it’s called “Reward Checking.”

And remember, there are no coincidences in life. (I’m rereading a book titled “When God Winks at You”) In it the author maintains that messages are sent our way and if we ignore them, we will be handed a lesson. If we ignore the lesson, we will be hit with a problem. If we procrastinate in solving the problem, we will be slammed with a full-blown crisis.

Hmmm. Sounds kind of like what happened to Congress, doesn’t it.

2 thoughts on “Words to live by in these hard times

  1. Here’s one for you that I read in a novel today–marked the page with a piece of Quilted Northern. 🙂
    “A pier is a disappointed bridge.”
    Has nothing to do with Reward Checking, but I like it, don’t you?
    JR

  2. This just in from Jane….I can’t verify all the facts, but it sounds plausible.

    If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you will have $49.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today. If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you will have $0.00 today. But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received $214.00. Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg.

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