Tragedy. No eye in the room was dry and the voices were right at a whisper. All the people in the room had lost. The parents lost a son, the siblings lost a brother, others lost their baseball coach and I was part of the group who had lost a friend. Raul* and I became friends during kindergarten– which feels like yesterday, and now, gone way, way to soon. To complicate the … [Read more...] about Condolences Don’t Pay Funerals
Looking at the quarterly statement, I shake my head, disappointment mixed with a small sense of despair considering what could have been. You see, among the many great qualities Mother taught me, there are some moments which stand tall among the rest. There was the time she went to work in crutches after spraining her ankle. Off she went walking crutch-ing her way, half a mile … [Read more...] about 178 Years To Save Your Way To $1 Million
Exiting my building it’s not long before you’re met with a barrage of trash roaming the seats. Plastic bags, empty potato chips bag, empty beer bottles and crumpled brown paper bags from the bodega makeup the carnage. Some residents have decided to bypass the hallway trash compactor in favor of throwing trash directly out the window. While this disaster is cleaned throughout … [Read more...] about 40 times rent, PMI and why I always carry an umbrella
There are few things that irritate me more than having to stand in line. It’s the reason why I still keep my EZPass years removed from the sale of my car. When I started traveling domestically and I saw how long the TSA line could become, I immediately paid the $85 for TSA Pre (no more removing shoes for me!). International travel introduced me to customs and immigration, and … [Read more...] about Don’t make it difficult for me to spend my money.
It’s open enrollment season at Siren Security, and when my Manager handed me my renewal packet I flipped through the pages to find the benefits selection page. My first four years at Siren Security my medical premium remained unchanged, but they’ve been increasing every year for the last couple years. Not just a little but a lot. I located the benefits selection page, find the … [Read more...] about When Your Medical Premium Increases by 146.54%