This or That

Monday, April 14, 2003
In honor of this occasion, this week's theme is *Money*. A few questions about taxes, the rest about money in general. And a little bit of silliness, too!

1. File taxes as early as possible, or wait until the last possible minute? Pretty early, but my dad is my accountant, so when he files his is when I file mine!
2. File electronically, or mail paper forms? Electronically!
3. Prepare your own taxes, or have someone do it for you? My dad...
4. Are you a saver or a spender? I am pretty reasonable...
5. Do you prefer to carry cash, or pay with plastic (credit/debit cards), or by check? Plastic
6. You're broke and desperately need a job, but the only places that are hiring are retail or fast food places. Which would you pick? Retail
7. Keeping track of your money: are you more meticulous or careless about it? I am not meticulous, but I check my accounts every day.
8. What do you do if you find yourself with a lot of change weighing down your purse/pocket/wallet? Do you try to spend it to *get rid of it*, or do you put it in a jar or a piggy bank? A tin on my dresser.
9. Which form of fake money do you like better...Monopoly money or those chocolate coins covered with gold foil? Chocolate!
10. Thought-provoking question of the week: You find a wallet containing $5,000 in cash, as well as several credit cards and the owner's drivers' license. Your rent is due tomorrow and you're short $200. Do you take the money (some or all of it) and mail back the wallet anonymously...or do you return the wallet with all contents intact? I couldn't do it...I would return it intact!