Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mint.com smart toy for finance people


Today I would like to introduce application called Mint.com. My boss, mmw first introduced it to me couple of months ago. And I loved it. It is an apple application which helps you to understand periodical spendings. You just need to enter your credit card and bank account details into the database. And the app synchronizes and organizes your spending. Before I used to record my spending in excel sheet and analyse it after month-end. But this app is awesome! It does everything for you. 

You may also budget expenses for the upcoming month and control your expenses when they are higher than you expected. All information also can be accessed in their website. For people who has no apple device it can be a choice, too. As I am aware android also has an app for Mint.com. Visit www.mint.com and you will love it. Based on the information they provided I have changed my credit card to more favorable one. This app is from categories "most advisable" for me. 

Today I am 30...


So, today I am 30. I have mixed feelings last 2 days. I was getting congrats from yesterday. So, I am in birthday mood for two days. There is 11 hours time difference between Calgary and Baku. Therefore my friends from Baku started sending my congrats from yesterday afternoon.

I remember couple of years ago I promised myself that when I am 30 I am going to be CPA and leave Azerbaijan. So, I reached both of my aims, I am CPA and I left Azerbaijan for Canada. But it is natural and at the same time strange for me that after reaching my aims I am looking for the new one. It always wonder me when they stop...

As I told my family, friends was sending me congrats today and yesterday. But most unexpected, but most pleasant message I got from Ernst&Young. It is not secret that I fun of this company. And last six years I used to get automatic messages from E&Y on my birthdays. You know that no one sends them, but it is pleasant... Unfortunately, here in Calgary, Canada it is not accepted sending such kind of messages. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I got an e-mail from E&Y today morning. Seventh time... I was full of happy feelings... Great thanks to them for such a small but very pleasant message.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Incredible Calgary...

I would like to write down about weather conditions we face here in Calgary. The weather is very colorful here. I do not remember that we have had a stable condition for several days continuously. During a week we may see the sun, clouds, rain, hail, thunderstorm. All of them can be seen in summer time. Now is middle of August and yesterday afternoon there was a storm in Calgary. To honest it was a first storm I have seen in my life, but looks like not last. I was so astonished that forgot about taking any pictures or video. However, people posted some pictures and videos in Calgary Herald's website.

First it started getting dark. And the downtown was invisible. 

Then I noticed that clouds are moving very close to the earth surface. I told to my boss (you know him as mmw) that it is storm. He did not believe first. But when we saw how the traffic sighs are moving there was no doubt that that was a storm...


Here is a video taken by student traveling at that time. You can see how the sign moves...