Due to COVID-19, in March, the United States government authorized a $2.2 trillion congressional coronavirus relief plan for the nation. About $250 billion was set aside for direct payments to individuals and families. This week instead of paying taxes, millions of Americans will receive a stimulus payment. Thankfully, I am one of those lucky individuals. Keep reading to learn how I spent mine. Continue reading How I Spent My Stimulus Payment?
Ok … so none of us won the lottery. We didn’t get to quit our jobs and splurge on our wish lists for the holidays. With only 46 days (countdown below) left in 2018, we can still end on a high note!
Now is the time to make the most of the final days in 2018 and save some money for our households. So before the ball drops and 2019 is ushered in, let’s start a savings challenge.
Continue reading Let’s Start A Savings Challenge
Like most people, I watched with excitement as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (also referred to as the Royals) introduced their latest newborn – a precious baby boy – to the world. To me, the moment represented a speck of innocence in the daily news instead of its usual abhorrent savagery. But as I pondered on the scene displayed on the computer screen, I could not help but to think of the current state of the world – the stark separation of “the haves” and “the have nots”.
Be grateful for what you have today. At times we may feel a desire for more possessions in life when we truly don’t need them. The need for a new car, new house, new phone, new clothes or shoes, etc. because we have “earned” it. In reality, we are just fine with what we have. Let’s take a moment to appreciate what we do have – show gratitude. No matter what your situation is, your situation would be envied by someone else in the world. The small things: clean drinking water; warm water to bathe; a bed; shelter; loved ones; and an able body and mind. These are just few things we may have and don’t fully appreciate.
Continue reading Reflections: Be Grateful