Friday, June 28, 2013
Anyway, even if you aren't part of a credit union, you could be, so feel free to join me.
I know that you and your colleagues are working on comprehensive tax reform, of which I am in favor.
In doing so, I ask that you protect credit unions.
I've been a member of BlahBlahBlah* Credit Union since I was in high school and they have been the best financial institution I have ever done business with. Even when I went to StateOne for college and then moved to New York, I've kept my credit union as my primary account savings and checking accounts. They don't charge ridiculous fees (they charge almost no fees at all actually) and I don't feel like I'm being constantly being ripped off. Their savings rates, especially for CDs, are higher than other places.
I know it's a tricky issue because I am in part able to get these benefits because credit unions are exempt from paying traditional federal income taxes due to their not-for-profit status. Since most people can find a credit union to be a part of, though, I think that it doesn't give me a personal advantage above other citizens. Instead, I believe that it gives everyone an alternative to the sometimes predatory practices of for-profit financial institutions.
Please support local banking, please support credit unions, and please uphold their tax status. If you agree that America needs choices in the financial services market place, then you will agree that consumer oriented, not-for-profit credit unions need to be protected.
Thank you and I hope you will do everything in your power to uphold the credit union tax status.
*not its real name
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
|Photo by Dante Alghieri|
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Over Thanksgiving weekend, I hurt my hand. In fact, t fractured a couple of fingers. I was in physical therapy for three months and things are much better. In fact, if it never got any better, or would not be all that noticeable. However, I am back at the exercises in the hope that I will get full functionality back.
Here are the latest and then the original x-rays.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Two weekends ago, I went to Pennsylvania because Peach turned six. I wasn't going to go because I was scheduled to go to Pennsylvania this past weekend for Beernut's Bar Mitzvah Weekend, but why should Peach suffer?
A couple of weekends before that, I was in California for a week and a half for Passover.
I did indeed go to PA for the Bar Mitzvah and in two days, I'm going to Texas for more family fun.
I'm kind of tired.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Okay, not on the road, per se, but I am on the way to California for Passover.
I usually run late. It runs in some people in my family (you know who you are). I'm not proud of the fact and I try to compensate by building time into my schedule for being late. usually, the consequences are not dire, but when you are trying to make a plane, they can be, so I am usually careful not to be late when traveling.
Today, I overcompensated and actually got to the airport more than two hours early. What to do?
I could have stayed at the gate for the extra hour and a half, but instead, I gave myself an early birthday gift: a one day pass to the Admiral's Club. There are snacks, comfy chairs, and a little table. It gave me the chance to catch up on my correspondence.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I don't like throwing out things that work. That is why I have a tv from the nineties. Unfortunately for me, although it works with Time Warner Cable, I have been having a lot of issues with the remotes. After a lot of experimenting, it turns out that I need two TWC remotes to successfully work the machine. Okay, fine. Now that I know, it isn't a big deal.
Having two remotes, though, somehow made me lose track of them all the time. It was maddening. Last week I made one tiny change: instead of putting the remotes on my night table (which often turned out to be the ledge next to the bed or, sometimes, on the floor, or the kitchen table), I finally put a basket I had to use. Now, the remotes go in the basket and I haven't misplaced them since. Crazy how such a small thing can have a measurably large impact on my life.
For those wondering, I've been trying to find a good use for this basket for at least seven years.