Friday, April 13, 2012

Update






I was sitting nursing a headache last night and realized I haven't updated everyone on my accounting and math skill progress.

For the last two months I have actually reconciled the accounting program with no mistakes - and figured out how to get the program to give me the quarterly amounts for the government.  It doesn't scare me nearly as much any more .. YAY me!!!

Then for the last month or so I have been working on my retirement finances.  Equations like you wouldn't believe!! 2% x years of service x average of best 5 years salary - minus taxes.   UGH!!!  I looked at their examples and tried to figure it out - but just kept hitting a wall....... then finally did it my way and got a figure.....

Well last night there was a meeting to explain the equations and loop holes and problems.... so I went.  The first thing I realized was that most of the women there didn't have a clue.. not a clue!!!  about equations  - or how our pension is cut when the government pension kicks in.  The news wasn't great ....... but my numbers that I had crunched were virtually dead on.................. 

So........... 

In the final analysis I guess I have to admit my math/accounting skills are vastly improved !! Maybe I can get a job doing accounting when I retire to help make ends meet.......... (NOT)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new and improved math skills. Oh brain storm...morningstar... you could become a "math" tutor... Happy Friday the 13th.
Joyce

morningstar said...

JOYCE!!! i guess i have never told you i am super ... SUPER... superstitious !!! i have been trying very hard all morning to forget it was the 13th!!! ughhhhhhh Thanks for reminding me... ughhhhhhhhhhh

(cheeky grin)

little monkey said...

This math challenged monkey applauds you!

Sue said...

Math teacher smile :-)

hugs,
swan