Monthly Archives: January 2014
Across the country today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day. Everyone knows the legacy of the man and his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. I wonder will the dream ever be realized? Sure, we have an African-American President (elected twice). Yet those elections exposed a hidden attitude of mistrust and disrespect that went beyond politics. Minorities hold positions of power in various occupations that MLK may not have imagined. Still the news is filled with stories of how people mistreat and kill each other based on misconceptions of someone different from them.
I believe that people should be treated with respect no matter their color, religion or sexual orientation. We don’t have to agree on everything to get along. I believe like Dr. King that people should be judged on the content of their character. I hope we get there someday.
Hell, maybe I’m the one that’s dreaming.
As soon as Princess got a job, I took her to open a checking and savings account. What a great way to teach money management, I thought.
Princess: “Mom, I was checking my account and they took $5 out my savings. Why did they take my money?”
Me: “I’ll check on it. Probably since you turned 18 they changed your type of account.”
Verifies what happened. Yep, the bank did in fact change her savings from a free account to charging a maintenance fee.
Me: (calls back to explain the way banking works.)
Princess: “But they are taking $5 a month. That’s 60 dollars a year. I work hard for that money.”
Me: “Yes, I know but that is their maintenance fee.”
Princess: “Maintenance for what? I didn’t ask them to do anything.”
Note: You know she closed that account, right? Princess is serious about her money.
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