I was on Facebook the other day when a former colleague who has just started a new job jumped in with a query about pension plans.
“I need an accountant,” she wrote on her wall. “I need advice on what to with the multiple pension plans I’ve accrued since I started working. I’m not sure if I should combine them – or keep them separate.”
Within minutes, a whole bunch of us who’d worked together with her had glommed onto this thread. Turns out, she wasn’t alone. Several of us had more than one pension plan and we all needed the same advice.
At some point several comments in, someone on the thread suggested that if my colleague was able to obtain the answer to this question, she could share it with the rest of us over drinks. (We’d pick up the tab.)
Then someone else had this brilliant idea: Why don’t we make a deal where one of us is put in charge of making these sorts of vital, grown-up decisions for the entire group on a six-month, rotating basis.
And just like that, the “Designated Adult” (DA) Club was born.
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April 20, 2018, 3:42 pm
Hi Delia, I love this idea. Can I join the club?
May 10, 2018, 11:40 am
thank you Michele you absolutely can! Let me know your topic of choice!