Jul 17, 2016
This is an interesting article on awkward money moments at work. Trouble is the writer has no advice. After experiencing some of these moments,
- I try to stay away from drinking with coworkers after work. My family is waiting for me.
- I have my own charities and won't be forced by social pressure to donate to charities suggested by coworkers and bosses. (When I was in the U.S Army, a payroll officer with a gun at his side forced me and my fellow troopers to donate to the Red Cross.)
- If a coworker asks me to loan them more than a dollar, I can't do it because because I buy everything with a credit card and don't carry cash.
Jul 16, 2016
Jul 10, 2016
Money on Twitter
Many rip-offs are set up to make us greedy. Greed is an emotion the overrules common sense.
For example, an excited telephone caller says we have just won the $500,000 lottery. The caller congratulates us over and over again and asks what we might do with the money, planting the seeds of greed. Once greed is fully ignited, we are told about the $5,000 lottery tax we need to wire before getting our winnings. Over the years as a consumer reporter, I have talked with many deceived, but still-greedy victims who continued to feel there was a chance of getting the $500,000. A number of them were irritated with me when I told them they were out $5,000.
Jul 4, 2016
If you are a Green Bay Packers fan, you know him well. Sportscaster Larry McCarren. After almost 30 years covering Wisconsin sports, he has been voted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
I knew Larry 28 years ago and was there with him in Green Bay on his first day as a professional broadcaster. This video captures a side of Larry you have never seen...The Rock cries expressing his love and gratitude to his wife, Becky.