Random Stuff: Now that’s Chutzpah!

in Chutzpah, Family, Humor, Random Thoughts

For those regular readers, you’ll know that I have gone on a bit of a Joys of Yiddish rant this week, but I can assure you that the site will not be changing to “The Joys of Yiddish Personal Finance” (although it is a catchy name).

In the Personal financial blog-o-sphere much less Chutzpah was written, and I can assure you that these meyvans are most definitely mentshes. Oy, what a week it’s been:

  • PBS had a very interesting special on Credit Card practices in the States called The Card Game which has caused a great deal of discussion on a few sites. Again, classic examples of chutzpah in the financial services world.
  • Whereas Michael James takes the special and disects one of the many dirty tricks talked about in the show with Many Bank Fees Should be Considered Interest Charges.
  • Gail Vaz-Oxlade also mentions the special in This & That: Kids’ Education Edition. Useful hints on RESPs here as well.
  • Million Dollar Journey continues the education theme with Talking About Finances with Your Aging Parents … or Grown Kids. Always a touchy topic.
  • Preet at WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo asks the intellectual query about whether it would be good Severing the Link Between Price and Weight Part I, take close note of the comments on this one too, some interesting points brought out.
  • Larry MacDonald asks the interesting question Time to Raise interest rates?, and I think maybe it is too late, bubbles are forming all over the place!
  • Four Pillars shows the hypocracy of Financial Blogging, writing about something they hate with the post Personal Finance at Ridgemont High, hey I write posts that I detest doing, but someone has to write it! As Mr. Hand might say (my favorite character) Am I hallucinating here? Just what in the hell do you think you’re doing?

{ 6 comments }

  • Canadian Capitalist January 29, 2010, 10:36 AM

    Thanks for the mention. Cheers!

    Reply
  • WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com January 29, 2010, 9:10 AM

    Thanks for the link – hope your accelerator doesn’t stick. Wouldn’t hurt to practice throwing it in neutral to get used to it. Perhaps a simple fix for all manufacturers (since many are fly by wire these days) is to electronically cut off the accelerator if someone stabs the brakes…?

    Reply
    • bigcajunman January 29, 2010, 9:15 AM

      Allegedly our model is not a problem one (yeh, right), but let me tell you I had one happy sales guy, since all his sales just dried up!

      Reply
  • Michael James January 29, 2010, 8:31 AM

    Thanks for the mention. Try not to freeze this weekend.

    Reply
  • as January 29, 2010, 5:45 AM

    The PBS video brings another Joy of word to mind: schmucks…

    Reply

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