Showing posts from March, 2014

THANK YOU! Team Bowling Juice Hit Our Fundraising Goal for Junior Achievement

TGIF everyone! I'm going to be a pretty busy this weekend. I'll be juggling seeing The Book of Mormon at The Bushnell Theater  on Saturday and bowling to benefit Junior Achievement on Sunday at the AMF Lanes in Milford. In between these two activities I'm also going to be finishing up a major section of my thesis paper. Holla! I'm happy to announce that I exceeded my individual goal of $100, raising $239. My team, The Bowling Juice also surpassed our team goal of $500 raising $639. Who knows, I still may get a couple of donations that trickle in. Below is a personal shout out to my supporters. Jonathon Applebaum Alan Boba Lynn Burke Ed Crowder Rob DeGrand Bern Dorso Karim HadjSalem Joan Huwiler Denise Johnson Dawn Miller Esther Miller Jackie Miller Catherine Monopoli Judith Nutkis Ellen Ross Emily Titrud Raymond Torres THANK YOU! I wouldn't have been able to hit my individual and team goals without your help. It is greatly appreciated.

Am I Rich?: Defining My Own Value

We're in the midst of tax season, "the most wonderful time of the year," if your a tax accountant, lol. This past weekend Karim and I did our taxes. We owe, but we usually do, so no big surprise there. Starting last year, Karim and I have gotten in the habit of meeting with our financial adviser, Don Ciampi Jr. when we file our taxes. Don Jr. is part of the family-owned Ciampi Tax and Financial Services , located in Cheshire, Connecticut. My mom and I have been going to them for more than 10 years. They know finance and always put their customer's business or financial interests first.  Sorry, had to plug em'. They are that good! My recent tax and financial appointment got me thinking about my own worth and value and how I define it. When I was a kid I used to watch the television show,  Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and as a result of watching the show wanted to be rich. Back then I was completely on the materialistic tip of having designer clothes,