Dodgy Loans, More Hockey and Some Random Thoughts

As a financial kibitzer I take a fair amount of good natured abuse from my friends in the main stream media and rightly so, I make simple commentaries from my point of view, but I seem to have really rattled a few cages with a simple statement about the alternate mortgage loan industry in Canada. Have a look at my post and read over some of the comments from one or two lenders in that area, didn’t mean to kick the hornet’s nest. Guess I should just hush up and let the grown ups talk about this?

I also figured I’d have some fun and pose a few simple questions and I got very little response as well. Just goes to show that I have no idea who is reading my site, and what they think is fun and what they might find interesting. Feel free to add comments to this post about what you’d like me to research next, here is one or two suggestions:

  • The use of young ladies in spicy outfits on financial web sites and whether it causes me to want to use their services?
  • What do tobacco companies and lenders have in common?
  • etc., etc., you get the thematic premise.
More hockey to come, both Ottawa teams continue to fight on (the 67s and the Senators), unfortunately the Canadiens are sitting next to the Blue Team on the same park bench, comparing their golf scores.

Weekly Recap

Some interesting topics this week, that seem to have evoked some quite visceral responses:

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1050 folks who follow me, holy cow!  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?). I don’t think I am at the level of being officially bilingual in the eyes of the Federal Government, but I am getting close.

Check out my Facebook page as well (but no I won’t be buying Facebook stock because of this either). The page includes many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long).

Links for the Week

A busy financial week in the world, with a few folks finding a few less controversial topics to discuss:

Other Bookkeeping


A Selacious Image, Will it Create More traffic?

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Budgetary Quotes for 2012

“In advertising, sex sells. But only if you’re selling sex.”

– Jef I. Richards quotes (US advertising professor)


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