JofA Gets A for Effort. Gardner, Jennifer


I read with incredulity the letter, “Database Preparation: Easy Access” ( JofA, Mar.00, page 95), regarding publication of an article on database use. The letter writer suggested that the subject was way beneath the scope of JofA readers.

I would like to commend you for including such an article. I have read your publication since my college days 14 years ago, and have referred to your magazine from varying perspectives over the years. Just because the letter writer was at a higher level does not preclude someone else’s needing the information in the article. Trying to meet the needs of all levels is one thing I like about the JofA.

Also, another letter in the same issue, “Social Security: A Young Person’s Viewpoint” (page 95), mentioned that workers these days have an overwhelming expectation of receiving Social Security benefits. You bet I do! I have paid Social Security for over 15 years. That money might not be there when I retire. The situation might not exist if I had been given the opportunity to invest it instead of the government. I do agree with additional retirement savings—the Social Security situation has made it necessary.

Thanks for your magazine—it makes reading about accounting issues enjoyable!

Jennifer Gardner
Palm Harbor, Florida

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