Got a letter in the mail this week from the church. Why they had to mail it I do not know, as the vicar probably goes past our house a couple days a week..........OR he could have given me it this week when I attend church. Anyhow there was a newsletter that was pretty long winded and didn't make too much sense to me. A "fancy" envelope for the Thanksgiving service...........I am guessing they want you to give more during that service??? I give the same small amount every week, it's what I am comfortable giving, and I know it won't be as much as a lot of people, but it's better than nothing.
Also there was mention that they are collecting for the local women's and children's shelter. So when I went grocery shopping on Friday I picked up a few boxes of pasta and some toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap and toothpaste) to put in the collection box. I'll pick up some more things next week when I go shopping again.
Is it something you do, give to shelters etc? I feel I should volunteer my time somewhere as well, but can't figure out where the best place to volunteer would be. I have been asked to volunteer at the local museum, but as yet haven't commited to anything.
Next week we're going to meet with a financial planner to go over where we are at, and where we are going money wise. We have always basically done our own financial planning, but decided we should maybe get a professionals point of view. We're under no obligation to do anything, so thought why not take advantage of the service.
Money with a bit of a whine now..............our bank requires us to keep $3,000 in our chequing account, so that we don't pay service charges of $12.95 per month. Isn't that a rip off? If we only kept $2,000 in there we would only get 25 transactions a month free. If we kept $1,000 in it, we would only get 10 transactions a month free. I can't make $12.95 per month in interest anywhere else on that $3,000, so we have no choice but to keep that money in that account. I need to research other banks with the view of moving our accounts to another bank.
What's stopping us moving everything at the moment, is the work involved, changing our direct debits etc. Still it's annoying how much money these banks are making every year.
Busy day on Saturday as the kids are coming over and we are going to do some jobs around the house.