Hadn't noticed this, but Mom warned me that Putnam is in the middle of some huge scandal involving trading violations. :( All my pension money from working 10 years in the U.S. is in Putnam mutual/IRA funds. Of course I haven't been paying any attention to it since moving to Sweden, assuming it would just sit there quietly and slowly grow. Stupid, I know, but when you have no head for anything financial or having to do with numbers, you HAVE to trust others to do their jobs. :( Will have to call my banker friends in the States and see what advice they have to offer.
I'm SO completely thrilled with the new members of the board we have this year. They are taking their commitments seriously and doing their jobs!! What a load off!
Last week my mom sent me a Good Housekeeping magazine with a post it note saying, "check out page 243." I set it aside intending to get around to it, and kept forgetting about it. Today, I picked it up at lunchtime and finally turned to see what she was talking about. Looked at a whole page of an article about autistic children, wondering, "what??" and thinking maybe someone we knew was mentioned in the article. Checked her note again and realized that I was looking at page 242, not 243. Turned back to page 243, which was a full page advertisement for Good Housekeeping's new line of flooring with the headline, "Suddenly, no amount of money seems too much to spend on a vacuum." And then suddenly realized that the woman in the picture, who is sitting on a sofa with her feet up, smiling and knitting in her very clean, fully carpeted living room is MY COUSIN BETH! WOWOW! How cool!
I'm overdosing on orange rice krispie treats. Somebody save me.