Silver, Cheap Companies and Friday #ShoutOuts


Hard to believe how fast 25 years can fly by, but sure enough, with my Silver Anniversary Celebration my age hit home (hard). I am now one of the old guys I used to make fun of when I first starting working (and of course now I have a much greater respect for the wisdom they tried to pass on to me in my early working days. Here is looking forward to the Golden Anniversary in 2037!

Mark Carney urged Canadian firms to stick a crow bar into their wallets and start spending some of that cash that they are stockpiling. The Banks seem to have listened as there is talk of them increasing their dividends to their investors (which would make this investor quite happy thanks). Spend money to help the economy arguments always make me very nervous, you want me to go into debt to help other people? Something in that argument troubles me.

The Royal family let it all hang out again, and I for one am glad to hear about it. If it weren’t for Prince Harry, the Royal family would be the most dull and boring folks, but he adds a lot of spice (OK, sometimes a little too much spice) to the mix. I am sure he will be a little more chaste for a while, but I look forward to his next adenvture inflagrante.

For me September means many things, but it also means the return of the NFL, so many hours to be spent watching football. I have watched American Football take over as America’s past time but I just wish the games didn’t drag on as long as they do (I don’t even watch baseball any more for that same reason). Will there be NHL hockey to watch this fall? Maybe, we’ll see if Gary B. and the owners can get their heads out of their posteriors and figure out how to compromise (a little) so that everyone can get filthy stinking rich.

Weekly Recap

A special week for me, but also some new data from our friends at Stats Canada as well:

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1150 folks who follow me, holy liftin! If you join my “Twitter Posse“, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?).

Check out my Facebook page and  find us on Google+ as well (but no I didn’t buy Facebook stock). The page include many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long), and I have changed it a little bit too (note the new background).

#ShoutOuts for the Week

We marked the 1 year anniversary of Jack Layton’s passing, Prince Harry’s nude tuchos, and some asinine remarks about women’s innate abilities to not conceive children after being raped, luckily my favorite writers had other topics in mind:

Other Bookkeeping

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Hour Glass

Time Waits For No One

Have a look at my micro-blog on Twitter, where you can see a whole plethora of good articles and pithy comments by me as well. Twitter feed where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)). I am also on Digg as Big Cajun Man, on reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest and other Social Media sites (look for the BigCajunMan userid) as well.

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Change, Vacations and Friday #Shoutouts

With my new look, I am giving you a new concept for Friday too (OK it looks the same, but so is the new website look as well, but it will change slowly). The new look has put me back in Google’s good graces, and it does seem to load a little faster, but there are more changes coming, stay tuned.

I have been enjoying a week off, as a transition back into work, after a rough 6 months of language training (yes I know most of you think it’s a vacation, but it was not easy for me). Vacationing seems to mean catching up on all the stuff I kept putting off for the past little while, it’s almost like you should take a week off to prepare to go on vacation (if that makes any sense).

I am having a slight Olympics hangover, with not much sport wise to watch on TV, and a possible NHL strike looming on the horizon, that will mean I only get to watch NFL football games every single night of the week, how is a man to survive?

Money wise not too much new, other than the market upswing seems to be in a bit of a holding pattern, but that does not mean we are recovering, just that we don’t know where we are right now. The U.S. elections should be telling to see which way the economy is going to go in general, but I am not sure what a vote for either party really means either. My guess is the Republicans get into power, scrap Obama-care, and start spending like drunken sailors on stuff, whereas a reelection of Obama would mean the continued 4 year stalemate seen in the U.S. Government, but is either of these things bad? I have no idea.

Weekly Recap

Even on vacation, I managed to write some interesting copy:

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1140 folks who follow me, holy liftin! If you join my “Twitter Posse“, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?).

Check out my Facebook page as well (but no I didn’t buy Facebook stock). The page includes many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long), and I have changed it a little bit too (note the new background).

#Shoutouts for the Week

More folks have returned from vacation, so a few more #shoutouts to send to my financial homefolk :

Other Bookkeeping

My Kind of Vacation


Remember my RSS feed is available too, and I have added an RSS Comment Feed as well.

Have a look at my micro-blog on Twitter, where you can see a whole plethora of good articles and pithy comments by me as well. Twitter feed where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)). I am also on Digg as Big Cajun Man, on reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest and other Social Media sites (look for the BigCajunMan userid) as well.

If you have social media accounts, don’t forget to vote for my posts (see the nifty dashboard on the bottom of each article, where you can cast your votes). As they say in Quebec, vote early and vote often!

This site is iPhone Friendly (and Android , iPod Touch and iPad Friendly), enjoy it on the go, in a readable format for the device. If you are reading with an iPhone or Android device, drop me a comment and tell me if this needs any improvements. This site is also in the Kindle US Blog list, if you are interested, not available in Canada yet (because no Blogs are available in Canada on a Kindle?!?).

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