Many Americans lack financial literacy. Moreover, regardless of their financial wealth, many Americans also aren’t as happy as they could be … lacking what one of our reviewers defined as “life literacy.” We wrote “Your Total Wealth: The Heart and Soul of Financial Literacy” because of these two reasons.
Merry Christmas, if Christmas is a day you celebrate. I got very lucky and my daughters came to visit me for a Christmas celebration in early December. We had a Christmas dinner, featuring the family tradition of turkey with stuffing made from hamburger buns, on Dec. 3 and opened presents on Dec. 4.
Veterans Day, which became a national holiday in 1938, is a day to recognize the contributions of the nation’s veterans. In a proclamation, President Joe Biden said: To those who serve and those that serve alongside them – their families and caregivers – we owe a debt we can never fully repay.
In the Seattle area, we’ve had record rains Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. That follows the last three months where only about 0.13 inches of rain fell. I went out Sunday when the fain stopped and checked my garden. I picked the last cucumbers and saw that a few zucchini are still growing.
It’s a nice day here in the Seattle area, so that’s good for people having picnics or barbecues on Father’s Day. If you’re having lunch or dinner out, I hope you find a restaurant that works well for you as the pandemic continues to wind down. What did you get your dad for a Father’s Day present?
We’re getting some nice days here in the Seattle area, which is leading to spring activities such as planting gardens and hiking. Our blogging group, which spreads out from coast to coast, is as busy as bees with a variety of activities and thoughts
Today, I was fortunate to get to talk to my daughters and my granddaughter via WhatsApp. I love modern technology. With daughters in Sacramento and Madrid, one could get lonesome, especially during a pandemic. It’s nice to be able to do some visiting now that people are getting vaccinated.
It’s my birthday. It was fun to be able to celebrate my birthday at an outside birthday party with a few fully vaccinated friends. It was sad not to be able to travel to Madrid or Sacramento and be with my daughters for my birthday. However, I am happy to be alive and not dead from covid-19.
If you lost a loved one to covid-19, you may be eligible for a government program that pays for funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay up to $9,000 for funeral expenses for loved ones who died of covid-19. Survivors can apply for benefits by contacting FEMA at 844-684-6333.
For three years, people have reported losing more money on romance scams than on any other fraud type identified in Sentinel, a fraud database. In 2020, reported losses to romance scams reached a record $304 million, up about 50 percent from 2019.