Well, it is finally official. The National Football League season is over. I know there are still a few games left to play in the season, but with the Saints out of the picture, I officially do not care — especially the way the game played out.
That’s right folks, a 36-32 loss on the road to San Francisco and their allegedly powerful defense sounds like a respectable loss — especially with the team committing no penalties — but anyone who watched the game knows it was the Saints who gave the game away.
It was a Town Hall, with the mayor and the sheriff and the district attorney, each speaking seriously, advocating support of DART and the end of domestic violence, for the good of all.
It was a Community Fundraiser, with pastors and bank officials, school groups and business owners dropping by to offer a check or a pledge to DART, to help us with our biggest need this year — the replacement of our old children’s activity building at the shelter, which must be torn down due to termite damage.
Summer is here — which means a vacation most likely isn’t far away. Whether you’re hitting the road, jumping on a plane or even enjoying a “staycation” at home, you’re probably looking forward to some down time with your family. But not every aspect of your life should be relaxed.
Specifically, you don’t want to take a vacation from investing — which means you need to become a diligent, year-round investor.
A few years ago, the National Association of Professional Organizers designated the first week of October as Get Organized Week. And while you may have misplaced your notification of this event, it’s nonetheless a good time to see just how organized you are in the important areas of your life — such as your finances.
You can organize your finances in two basic ways: by keeping track of where your various accounts are located and by consolidating your assets. Let’s look at both these areas.