My Financial Week that Was...
- With the exception of Wednesday, I stayed late at work each night this week. Since my work provides dinner if you stay late, I was able to eat well for free (as long as you stay under the daily allowance). One night, I brought home my dinner and Energi Gal and I split it.
- I spent almost no extra money this week. Maybe it's just my lifestyle, but I simply just go to work and come home and partake in some of my free hobbies.
And other thoughts...
- Anyone see the MasterCard commercial where the elephant finds the zoo keeper's credit card and uses it to help him get supplies for his cold. The elephant just taps the credit card and comes away with blankets and medicine. It's a sweet commercial, but if an elephant can use my credit card without signing - it really looks like it lacks all security. And this is what MasterCard wants to promote? Anyone who finds your card can use it?
- As a true Bostonian at heart, I was looking forward to Daisuke Matsuzaka's First start in Boston. I settled for skipping out of work early on Wednesday to watch it on national TV. DiceK, as he is known, cost the Red Sox nearly $20M a year. The ESPN commentators said that he is projected to bring $14M in tourist revenue to Boston. I don't recall if that was for the Red Sox themselves, or the number for the city in total. I'm guessing the later, but it's not too hard to imagine the Red Sox selling quite a few million dollars worth of DiceK shirts. It's hard to overestimate the impact when all the Red Sox executives have their business cards in English and Japanese and sponsors (like Dunkin Donuts) are putting up huge billboards in Japanese.
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