#1) Sent an email to my wonderfully communicative investment advisor at Merrill Lynch and asked him to investigate www.rsfsocialfinance.org in order to move a large chunk of money that I have invested in things like AFLAC and EASTMAN KODAK and WELLS FARGO of course.
#2) Decided to go with www.umpquaonline.com because they sound so cool and I can download my transaction into my Quickbooks file. I’ve been doing this for years and want to continue being able to track my life as if I were a business.
ASIDE: I fell in love with double entry bookkeeping when I was in college and I worked for a small business helping track their Accounts Receivables. We used an old-fashioned (no computers, just typewriters and fancy clickable books with snaps and carbons to keep track of all of the financial records.) I was in love with Harvey, even though he was married to Fran who told me “I lived through the sixties and believe me, it wasn’t like they say, it was just totally normal. I never even saw a hippie!” Harvey, though a Republican, would listen to me as long as I wanted to talk or argue politics. I lived above their store and painted a huge orange arrow in bedroom and the kitchen a salmon color. I was shocked later to find that this annoyed them. Harvey always had a smile for me though.
#3) I filled out a contact form with Lifescapes Landscaping. With some of the money I’m not investing, I’m going to invest in my yard. Add fruit trees and raised beds in the back for vegetable planting. I hope they call back.
#4) I made a face book page called MY FINANCE MAKEOVER and added a photo that a very wonderful friend took of me on my birthday celebration a couple years ago after plying me with champagne. (Twist my arm, I said) Those are his one dollar bills I am throwing up in the air. I like this fun photo. When he took it I was really considering what life would be like if I could play the stock market as well as he did. I knew he could teach me and I wanted to learn. Now, those bills being thrown up in the air have a different feeling. As if the lady throwing them in the air knows something about their lack of intrinsic value; and something more about real value which is intrinsic-ness itself.
#5) Replied to Marco’s kind reply to my ridiculous email thanking him for his webinar.
Note to me: DON’T GET DISTRACTED. DON’T GET DISTRACTED. DON’T GET DISTRACTED.