Happy ‘Be A Millionaire Day!’

20 May
The grassroots organization has already voted abolitionist Harriet Tubman as the new face of the $20. I could stand losing to this great lady, but to NO ONE ELSE! Vote LMA

The grassroots organization has already voted abolitionist Harriet Tubman as the new face of the $20. I could stand losing to this great lady, but to NO ONE ELSE! Vote LMA!!

Hello SK fans and the happiest of National Be A Millionaire Day to you, which we all know is celebrated with lavish feasts and over-the-top festivities from coast to coast every May 20.

Pub, Scrabble, MAD and I are just back from the parade. Oh, the traffic! But what fun. Plagiarizing a bit from the Rose Parade, all the beautiful floats were crafted out of rolled up 20 dollar bills. Miles and miles of them. It was magnificent.

Speaking of the $20 bill, this is a good time to nominate myself as the replacement for Andrew Jackson as the face of the paper currency. Some of you may be aware that last month Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez proposed a bill that would replace Andy with a notable woman. After all, we ladies have been running government departments, running for president, running marathons, running households and running on empty in the “face on the paper currency” department for way too long now.

(Sue B. Anthony and Sacagawea are featured on dollar coins, which everyone hates receiving as change – admit it!)

Your thoughts on this fine painting of me with a facial rash.

Your thoughts on this fine painting of me with a facial rash.

Gutiérrez is running on the idea prompted by the grassroots http://www.womenon20s.org/. There are many nominees, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Harriet Tubman. Both ladies have the same values as I, and Eleanor and I had the same beautician. While I think they are splendid candidates, I think I should grace the front, and the Orchard House replace the White House on the back.

o-ELEANOR-ROOSEVELT-900Your thoughts? They are important and, as I’m always yapping about, your vote counts.

Now, back to our main topic: National Be A Millionaire Day. The good news is, you don’t have to be a millionaire to celebrate. Otherwise we would not have had to fight so much traffic on the way home from the parade.

You just have to think like one. Here are some tips we stole from the Web:

  • Start a savings account.  If you have an existing savings account, review it to make sure you are earning the maximum interest available.  Increase the deposits into your savings account.
  • Review your financial portfolio with a trusted expert.
  • Review your investments – Look at ways of improving your investments.
  • Add to your 401K – If you do not have one, start one.
  • Pay off your credit card.
  • Review your spending habits.  Find ways to “spend less and save more”

OK, so remember, tell your Congressman to vote for LMA on the $20, and then put one or more $20 toward your financial goals,

xo, LMA & Scrabble

P.S. for fun, one of the floats from today’s parade



9 Responses to “Happy ‘Be A Millionaire Day!’”

  1. Crystal M. Trulove May 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    You have my vote!! Although a vote for Harriet Tubman is tempting, I am secretly hoping for The Orchard House on the back of the bill.

    Great financial advice. Though I have set all these things up years ago, you make a good point that they need to be reviewed. Some accounts I haven’t checked for awhile…who knows, maybe I’m ALREADY a millionaire! fingers crossed….

  2. Unconfirmed Bachelorette May 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    Another vote for LMA! All excellent financial advice. I did not know May 20 is Be a Millionaire Day. Seeing as it’s my birthday, I view this as a portent. Spend less, save more!

  3. LB May 25, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    Oh you make me smile! Love the comment about having the same beautician! and the facial rash.
    I love this post and am so thankful that you share the Women on 20s video link (which I have now shared).

  4. Sheila May 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    Great idea to put a woman on the $20 bill – you have my vote! I’d love to see Scrabble there too.

  5. roughwighting August 14, 2015 at 7:15 am #

    Where are you, LMA cat? I’m missing your posts!!!

    • Louisa May Alcatt December 8, 2015 at 7:49 am #

      Hi Pam, took an unplanned moratorium. just launched the first of we hope many a minute ago. thanks for checking in, xo LMA

  6. Opinionated Man September 30, 2015 at 1:17 am #

    Just checking in! I hope all is well with you! 🙂

    • Louisa May Alcatt December 8, 2015 at 7:48 am #

      Hi there, just launched my latest post a minute ago. No excuse for the moratorium. but good to be back in your blogasphere, xo LMA

      • Opinionated Man December 8, 2015 at 10:28 am #

        Glad you are ok! I’ll swing by to check the post out. 🙂

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