It’s the end of the year bonus time for the spouse – and I look forward to that every year – because i can use that extra money to buy gold bars for investment into our future or old age – as some of my besties loved to say. You never know what the future may hold and I don’t want to be a burden to my kids when I’m old and feeble and need assistance. Plus I love buying gold bars because I can always resell it if I need money badly, these days having a fixed deposit in the bank don’t mean much. Why? look at the miserable interest or returns they give us and when we buy a house – the mortgage’s interest are at exorbitant prices – which is crazy. So I rather buy gold bars and invest in gold – because the returns are a lot higher that’s for sure. What do my other friends do with their spouse’s bonus? well, many would go out and splurge and buy themselves a Hermes handbag or even a diamond ring or bracelet – to each their own I guess and I’m not going to judge them – but I know I am making a wise investment here.
This Christmas I see a lot of organizations and schools selling raffle tickets, raising funds and creating awareness around town about the season of giving and not just celebration. Everywhere you turn, there is someone selling a ticket for someone, something and some organization. I’m just glad that thru’ my networking with other people online and offline – I sell those raffle tickets well for my kids. Networking is so important these days, everyone worth knowing you have to know – but of course, not all parents are as lucky to know how they can network offline and online. Of course, these charitable organization cannot make use of triangle direct like some big companies can – but we all know that knowing the right people – called networking is so important even in our everyday life.
Do you give presents because you want to give presents – or do you give presents only to those you think can help you a long the way? or do you give presents to those who’ve done good for you or your kids? Why not give presents to those who needs them? Are presents our way of networking offline? Do you give presents to the janitors of your kid’s school? why do people not think of them? do you not think that they are important? This year – I am going to remember the janitors too – because they are worth my time – they cleaned after my kids in school – so they are just as important – you never know when you need them in the future. I network with just about everyone – well, except the drunks and those who are crooks – but you get my drift right?