I like to ask people "what are you really enjoying these days?"Â Itâ€™s a fun way to open a conversation, an easier way to encourage expression of gratitude and a fun entry into finding out about new things, events and even people. Â
So, today, I ask myself the same question.Â What am I enjoying right now?Â
Other than, of course, my family, faith, friends and greater Milwaukee in general, the list could get long quickly so Iâ€™ll keep it to eight.Â Whatâ€™s on your list? As you think about it, enjoy these. Â
Making a game out of saving money is fun, and while I think I do OK on the traditional side of saving and investing putting personalty and portability on it has really made saving a few extra bucks easy and fun.Â Download Digit now.Â Itâ€™s not bank, but savings account, that is backed by the FDIC.Â Itâ€™s easy, connect to an account and every few days, the good people at Digit will transfer a few dollars â€” $2 to $18 seems to be the average - into a secure account. When you need some extra cash, your money back or need to just rationalize a fun purchase. you merely send a text message and Digit transfers the amount you tell it to back into your checking account.Â It also sends you updates on balances and rewards you for certain levels of savings. Â
Goody Gourmets, 4425 N. Oakland Ave.
I can thank my Dad for a lot of things in my life, and one of these things is my love of popcorn.Â These days, and honestly for the past several years, Iâ€™m loving the triple mix at Goody Gourmets.Â This place rocks. Wonderful people, amazing smells that drift onto Oakland Avenue and most importantly great popcorn.Â Eat your heart out, garrett. Â
Walking the Park East
I was a part of the event that helped "kick off" the tear down of the Park East Freeway,Â a 0.8-mile highway spur that was part of a loop that separated Downtown from north-side neighborhoods.Â That was 2002.Â Today, 13 years later, when you walk the area you truly get a sense of whatâ€™s happened a…