Money Fools, Ronnie, and #MoneyStories

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).

Ronnie Corbett

And it’s Good Night From Him

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):

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.

Robb from Boomer and Echo is a die hard Cleveland Browns fan and he is mildly hopeful that the Browns signing RGIII might help the Browns move up to the ranks of mediocre in the NFL, however, Marie from Boomer and Echo went much more on topic with From The Boomer & Echo Mailbag: Your Tax Questions Answered. When I make mistakes in articles I quickly update my page, and forget about it, but once you publish a book errata become a real issue, as Blessed by the Potato points out in Value of Simple Updates.

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

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  • My Own Advisor April 4, 2016, 10:04 AM

    Thanks for mentioning the giveaway. I thought overall the kids books were well done.

    Hope you had a great weekend!
    Mark

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  • Robb Engen April 2, 2016, 1:59 PM

    RG3 will be the latest to add his name to “the jersey” (long list of starting QBs since the team came back from the dead in 1999), although I doubt he’ll be the answer. The Browns need to quit trying to find the next Brian Sipe in the draft and start addressing the many (many, many) other holes on their roster.

    Thanks so much for the mention.

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    • bigcajunman April 2, 2016, 3:32 PM

      I’m a fine one to talk given I am a Vikings fan (the only more futile fans are Bills fan).

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  • Michael James April 1, 2016, 9:05 AM

    You’re right that it’s pretty hard to satirize U.S. politics right now. Thanks for the mention.

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    • bigcajunman April 1, 2016, 9:37 AM

      If you told me 4 years ago we were going to be talking about a Candidate who claims he could shoot someone in the street and still get nominated I would have questioned your sanity… evidently I am the one with sanity issues.

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