I’m an accountant by trade so when people talk about budgets, I tend to listen. I find myself often repeating “A budget is just a spending guideline. Just because you budget that much money doesn’t mean you need to spend that much.” This holds true in both professional and personal situations. Well, as an accountant, it drives me crazy when I hear people say that their work budget is $xx.xx so they need to spend that much. Then spends it frivolously just because.
Yet every once in a while, I find the rare opportunity to say “That’s their budget, so make them spend it.” Why on earth would I contradict myself? Go against what I believe as an accountant and a financially-conscious person? Because it’s for a good cause. General Mills is donating $2 million to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In addition, they will also donate $1, up to $20,000, each time a comment of encouragement is posted, a virtual flower bouquet is sent, or a story is shared on PinkTogether.com through October 31st. Well, that’s tomorrow so click over quickly to PinkTogether.com and participate. It’s quick and easy and anything you do will help them get a $1 closer to hitting their budgeted amount! (…and that’s okay with me)
MyBlogSpark sent me a Pink Together Gift Pack and asked that I spread the word about the Pink Together website. I commend General Mills for their campaign to financially contribute to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure program. However, the more important focus should be placed on the efforts to provide a community for people to connect. A place where people impacted by breast cancer can go for support and information and most of all, inspiration.With that in mind, MyBlogSpark is offering an Inspiring Hope gift pack to one of my readers!
The Prize: Inspiring Hope Gift Pack (Valued at approx $60). Gift pack includes the following Susan G. Komen for the Cure themed items: a charm bracelet, a leather strap key chain, a travel tumbler mug, note cards and an adorable cinch bag to carry it all!Participants –
…must provide a US shipping address
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile.
Sometime on November 8, 2009, a winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) from all valid comments left. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the second random selection.
How to enter: (CONTEST CLOSED)