I was saddened to read the passing of Ronnie Corbett, a noted English comedian and one half of the Two Ronnies. I grew up with his humor, and still enjoy watching the Two Ronnies skits on Youtube (look up Four Candles). Watching this show was very much a family event in our house (whereas my Mother refused to watch Monty Python with us, as it was much lower brow humor).
I suppose I could stay with tradition and write a swerve paragraph about financial planning, given it is April Fools Day, but given how things are going in the world, I can’t write anything that would sound implausible. The U.S. Elections seem to be ruining any attempt at ironic humor, as it is just flat-out Nuts!
I guess I could write a Debt is Good post, but no one would believe anything like that coming from me.
My Writings for Week Ending April 1st
I continue to work on my backlog of articles, and found a couple I could work with.
I suppose I am showing how paranoid I am about the financial world with Advice From a Rich Man, but if I knew how to make a bloody fortune, do you think I’d share that information? Not likely.
“There was a fire at the main Inland Revenue office in London today, but it was put out before any serious good was done.” –The Two Ronnies
All Daddy really wants is the big piece of chicken, but the problem is there are too many Daddies out there trying to get that big piece of financial chicken.
“All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my right hand.” –The Two Ronnies
An After Easter Thought
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and you make horrific choices. Stop doing that.
No More Half Measures (financially)
Start off with a disconcerting message from Gail Vaz-Oxlade (who I have viewed as a mentor in terms of talking about debt and such):
This is my last week of blogging at https://t.co/cM4vqbJ9ye. I've written over a millions words on $$ and that's good enough.
— Gail Vaz-Oxlade (@GailVazOxlade) March 28, 2016
You know who you should ask about the Federal Budget of 2016 and its ramifications? You should ask an Accountant, and the best one I know is Mark from the Blunt Bean Counter which gives his opinions on what this means to all of us. As a parent of an 11 year old, I am not sure if I am ahead, or just holding steady. The Frugal Trader from Million Dollar Journey added their commentary with Federal Budget Highlights 2016 – What Caught My Attention?
Mark from My Own Advisor gives us two things, a review and a chance for free stuff with A kid’s guide to financial literacy – M is for Money giveaway, free stuff is always good, and educating our kids is a good thing as well.
Barry from Money We Have talks about an interesting product from BMO, BMO PlanShare: Joint Bank Accounts for one fee, and let us hope it is a low one fee (one big fee is never a good thing). The new Bank of England Governor is making his presence known with some ideas to control things a bit more like Bank of England set to clamp down on buy-to-let lending.
Michael James has a habit of asking good (but hard) questions, and he continues that with Should We Plan to Spend Less as We Age in Retirement? I want to be able to spend whatever I feel like, which suggest I might need more money to retire.
Four Candles ?
My younger days, trying to understand my family in England, luckily Essex accents aren’t quite as confusing:
2016 Random Thoughts
- January 7th, Market Meltdown, TFSA, WildCard Weekend and #MoneyStories
- January 14th, Cheap Oil, Cheap Dollar, Dead Folk, and #MoneyStories
- January 21st, Loose Money, High Household Debt, Weak Loons and #MoneyStories
- January 29th, Doomsday Clocks, Rogue RRSP Receipts, Cash Crops and #MoneyStories
- February 4th Bouncing Loonies, RRSP Season, Superb Owls and #MoneyStories
- February 12th Lent is Here, Bricked iPhones, Love Day and #MoneyStories
- February 19th Digging Out, Ransomware, RRSP Time and #MoneyStories
- February 26th RRSP Time and #MoneyStories
- March 4th Welcome Americans and #MoneyStories
- March 11th Bank Rate Stays Put, Spring Forward and #MoneyStories
- March 18th Financial March Madness, Budgets and #MoneyStories
- March 25th, Easter is Here and some #MoneyStories
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