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Random Thoughts: Referendums, Greeks & Movember ?

This time last week the world heralded a resolution of the Greek and European financial mess, this week we welcome it back with our Greek friends deciding to have a referendum about the whole thing. Being from Quebec, the word referendum is a touchy word (Anglophone Quebecer). This has caused the financial markets are in a mess again, and lots of talk about weird and wild scenarios if Greece rejects this new resolution to the problem. As I commented last week, I don’t think any of this is going to be resolved any time soon or easily, but that is what makes talking about World Finances just so much fun.

Given I had a big “c” scare a few years back about my prostate, I am attempting to grow a mustache for Movember to show my support for those trying to prevent and cure prostate cancer. Mrs. C8j is not happy with it (and I believe it will be gone as of December 1st), but watch this site and I may post a few updated pictures of where I stand so far. For those of you going through this, you have my best wishes and hope for a clean bill of health soon!

An all-saints week brought a lot of personal case studies (and I didn’t even mention premium bonds, stay tuned for that next week):

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 940 folks who follow me, wow!

With the financial world attempting to tie itself into a Gordian Knot, the regular commentators have some interesting views this week as well:

Carnivals this Week

I did make it into a few carnivals this week too:

The Manliest of Mustaches, styled by the Greatest Relief Pitcher Ever Rollie Fingers


Money and women. They’re two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn’t do for anything else. Same with money.

Author: Satchel Paige very true!

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