Thursday, Sep 10 2009
The hazards of online banking: My daughter Elisa’s student bank account shows a $9.25 debit card payment at the Museum of Sex in New York. I’m not mad. I want to know if they offer a discount to AARP members. But despite the fact, Elisa has moved out, we still have unbreakable tie to her - We’re connected by our bank accounts. And she’s already reaping the benefits of higher education. She’s learned which bars don’t card and which grocery stores will sell 40-ounce beers to teens. ... It's been reported that a Walt Disney museum will open on the grounds of the Presidio in San Francisco. But I don't think I'll go. It's probably a real Mickey Mouse affair. ... I think I made a bad investment in a new animal called the ginchilla. They have luxurious fur, but they're extremely hard to breed because they rarely sober up. ... I got an automated telephone call today about covering the high cost of funeral expenses. Is someone trying to tell me something? ... A friend asked me to name my favorite recipe from a TV cooking show. I said I didn't know what to call it but it involved Rachel Ray and a can of Reddi-Wip. … With some much heated debate about healthcare, it's time to turn to someone we all trust, the Aflac Duck. And given the success of animals in the insurance world, including the Geico gecko, the American Insurance Group has chosen its symbol, the AIG Weasel.
Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.